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... own 'mystery tour', as he calls his wandering explorations. (Mark is a hitch hiking budgeting free spirit who's catchphrase is 'don't you worry about me'). Rachel and I went on an Ice Explorer Tour of the Franz Josef glacier. This involved a helicopter transfer to the glacier and a 3 hour walking tour around the glacier, then a helicopter back to the base in the rainforest, where we could use hot bath pools nestled amongst the trees. My excitement ...
... by some clouds. Then we returned for the pizza, which luckily was much better than the service! Back at our room, we had a slight panic as the toilet stopped flushing (at a critical time!). Luckily, a few hours and many flushing attempts later it had sorted itself out.
The next morning was cloudy and wet which destroyed most of our plans. We decided to visit Puzzling World instead and walked there through the rain. There was a huge maze, complete ...
5/13 Mt Cook to Queenstown. Picturesque drive through the southern Alps and Lindis Pass on the way to Queenstown. Stopped in the tony Alpine resort town of Wanaka for a 'luxury' burger at Red Star which was really good - almost Ferg-worthy. Tried Lemonny lemonade again, yum! Continued drive south through the gorgeous Cardrona ...
... there were loads of waterfalls all cascading over the valley we were driving through which was very picturesque. We got off the bus to see a waterfall where you can take a picture of you drinking the waterfall - pretty funny. We have turned into complete waterfall snobs due to the amount we have seen, we rate Peter Andre falls as the best so far. The closer we got to Wanaka the better the weather became, and ...
- Aside from the major cities (and they are much smaller than what we'd call a city), I see a lot of Kiwis walking around without shoes. They don't even seem to be carrying their shoes with them, so that means they intentionally are walking around like that. It stands out because it's not like we're at a beach walking around with our feet in the sand or even near a beach. These are ...
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