West Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wellington
Leaving Napier, we drove to Wellington, the most southerly city of North Island and the capital city of New Zealand. There are three parliament buildings here, each one built as the the previous one became too small. The oldest one is the best from an architectural viewpoint and the newest is the ugliest. A bit of a carbuncle as Prince Charles …
Day 5 December, 2011. Today we leave Tongariro NP to go to Wellington. It rained all day and night yesterday and it is still raining today. Yesterday we were able to see most of Mount Ruapehu but it is blocked by cloud today. Mt Ruapehue is an active volcano and the highest of the 3 mountains in Tongariro NP. People come here during winter to ski. …
... back to the park kitchen where we chowed down.
Still miffed, our Canadian neighbour smoked and drank beer with friends at the picnic table behind our tent despite a heavy fog/drizzle. Thankfully they didn’t persist late into the night.
The main highway crossed a bridge only 100 meters from our tent and the truck traffic passed noisily across it all night long. I had to resort to my earplugs again! Celine Dion started her van and ...
... belonged to a place called Mechanical Tempest, a community bike workshop in Abel Smith Street in town. It’s a house run by volunteers which provides a fix up bike service for absolutely free, providing parts, guidance and the odd spare frame so that one can either mend their bike or build a new one from scratch for donation. A fantastic idea. They also rent out bikes to poor Wellingtonians who can’t afford them so this was where Betty has originated from in all ...
... cream all day - well for weeks actually but everywhere we saw they were about $3 each, this box for $7 had 2 in, along with 2 Rocky Road, and 2 Vanilla Chocolate things. Perfect, they would last in the small freezer part of the fridge hopefully. I guess we should have known the Sushi would be enough, just like Hong Kong where we bought a huge portion of dumplings but then thought we needed Sushi too - we ate the Japanese food and certainly didn't need the extra ...
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