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... not even a ten minute flight rather than a half hour drive! On a lovely sunny afternoon we walked across the top of the hill on the farm, in typical townie fashion in our flip flops and listening to our music! The views were great! However, one of the top things we have done here has to be having a ride in a helicopter! Victor works with helicopters helping farmers fertilise their land and so he has a helicopter just like you and I have a car! Cuts out a lot ...
... at the base of a windmill. We could barely walk to the edge to look the wind was so strong.
When we reached PN, exchanged my brake pads and hit a couple of other stores. At the sporting good store we got some snorkeling equipment in anticipation of the next adventure. Pizza and beer for lunch before we headed back. On the way back we took the Manawatu Gorge and got to see where the landslide happened that closed the road for almost two years. Soon after we got back ...
We arrive at Mana Tamariki late on Sunday afternoon and Brenda and Miria meet us to kindly show us around. Mana Tamariki was initially set up as Te Kohanga Reo (a language nest - for very young children) giving primacy to Maori culture and language back in 1989 (in recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi). From here it grew to also include a primary school (Te Kura Kaupapa Maori) and now also includes a secondary school. The foundation ...
... area of Rotorua is sitting on acres of geothermal activity under and above the ground. Of course as you are approaching this area, you immediately notice the rotten egg smell of the sulfur steaming up from the geysers and bubbling mud pots. Believe it or not but after a while it becomes less noticeable, or you just get use to it. We visited "The Living Maori Village"Whakarewarewa. This still active community of approx 24 Maora ...
... go back to. Yes we had expected India to be different but some things still surprise use, the amount of rubbish for one and their attitude to women. Many of the people we meet would talk to me and not to Deb. We had previously been to Sir Lanka (and want to go again) and India is very different. It may be that we only remember the positive parts from the Sri Lanka trip 10 years ago or it may be the difference between a Buddhist country like Sri Lanka and a Hindu one ...