Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
... a fishing net. At the centre of the net is a heart shape with the words Be Strong, Aim High, Be Courageous in both English and Te Reo Maori. There are also 4 baskets in the net surrounded by a number of mussels and shells, each with words on them. The philosophy was developed with teachers, whanau and children and the words on the mussels are what they said is significant to them about this centre and what they wanted to see included in the philosophy ...
... was washed over the edge and down a gorge by a mud landslide. This road is now closed after 7 o'clock at night and reopens at 7 am. They felt at night it is hard to see any hazards around these narrow and twisty turns. Every spring a routine water bombing by helicopters is done on the banks to loosen any potential rocks that might slide down at any time and lesson the potential dangers of these roads in the mountains.
Once through the mountain ...
... kareoke on the stage they set up down there and meeting new friends. The next morning we woke up and started drinking. It was finally NYE!
We went swimming in the river (the brown river) and I even went for a shady massage from a woman in a tent. Sleeping on my camping mat had made my back really tight so I thought I would give it a try. I had to wait for about an hour to get one but was entertained by ...
Osaka is one of my Favourite city in Japan and it has...
10.Umeda Sky Building
And many Many MANY!!! more
... and the way that everyone else was going was completely uphill and longer. Deirdre's route sounded a lot more appealing after a night of no sleep, scrumpy and warm jager bombs from a thermos so I jumped at the chance to accompany her back. Randomly there was an ex-army man on the trip so he offered to literally carry her back up the mountain. It was ridiculous to watch, this man literally slung her across streams and downward slopes. Five other Kiwi guys from the club came with us ...