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Travel Blogs from Napier
Today we had a short travel time from Taupo to Napier, about 170+ KM. Along the way we stopped at a scenic overlook only to discover this fantastic waterfall. It was in the middle of no where.
We arrived in Napier and the rain lifted and left us with a sunny warm day. Joey went downtown and went on a two hour tour of the art deco architecture …
We arrived in Te Anau for two nights. The first night, we went to see a movie at a theatre where we had a glass of wine, comfy seats and saw sights of Milford Sound that were filmed over a period of ten years. It was stunning. Then, the next morning, we got up early and went kayaking at Milford Sound. Though it was rainy, the water was very calm, …
... But for example:
- Customer focused/orientated - um yeah hospitality so tick
- Organised - tick you try manage a restaurant
- Time management – duh tick
- Multitask – quadruple tick here
- Telephone skills – tick
- Outstanding communication – I defiantly don’t have any of that haha
- Work well under pressure – OMG ...
... This was not the case they were very small and we could not find any restaurants. We also visited the town. Napier was hit badly by an earthquake back in 1931. It had been rebuilt in Art-deco style which you can still see everywhere. Together with the big palm trees it reminded us very much of Miami. We enjoyed strolling around the town and more over the dry sunny and warm weather. ...
... to check in. Lucky for me I asked if
there was any work for accommodation available as I was a little strapped for
cash now. I had to work in a chestnut orchard for 8 hours a day for 3 days free
accommodation. I did that for about 2 weeks and then I became the cleaner for
the hostel. That was a little easier than picking chestnuts for 8 hours.
On my days off I went and did the typical touristic things to do around Napier ...