Huntaway Lodge Rural Homestay
Travel Blogs from Wellington
... around the
monument/carpark – the mother was nowhere in sight. Ten minutes later, the
mother came over, high on drugs. Ma’am Mercy and I just sat and watched
while Lanie spoke with her mother. It
wasn’t long before the voices were raised and tears were shed.
Lanie is about to sit her school exams and needed a birth
certificate. When Lanie first came to Tahanan, she arrived with
nothing. Tahanan were able ...
... this BASE hostel is a lot better than the one in Wanaka. It doesn't smell, the room Im in isn't overcrowded and the building has some character to it. Not too sure about the shower or why I was placed on a women only floor.........................hmmm, Now my alarm had been set, Id prepared my belongings ready for the morning to ensure minimum disturbance for the other residence (hahaha, my backside that will work), journal completion and then bed. What a day! What memories I shall ...
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This time next week we will be half way to Europe [well in Seoul, anyway] so this weekend has been a little hectic doing those last minute things. I finish my contract job on Wednesday and we fly up to Auckland on Friday. So we have only one day between finishing work and wheels up Wellington.
Thought I was reasonably good doing lists to ensure that nothing has ...
... shame we hadn't had more time with them as they really were funny guys.
There was plenty to see and do in Wellington and there's a cool vibe about it, with an area dedicated to alternative clothing and skateboarding shops, I can see how people like it here but it was very busy and you couldn't really relax as people were hustling and bustling around you, so like most cities we were ready to move on and get back to the remoteness of the beautiful New Zealand landscape.
... isle to the door where they’ll swipe their “Snapper” card (which replies with; “Please check your balance!” because no matter how much you put on your Snapper card it’s never enough to pay the exorbitant fare).
No matter how delightful all of this is, it drives me completely mad. I much prefer the “you snooze you lose attitude” of Asia where people pile on and off busses like a herd of panicked sheep. I know this is ...