Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
... and Waikiki was a good idea and the Papaya Paradise is a quiet and relaxing place to stay.
A hire car is a must if you want to explore the island, but sat-nav or a good map is essential.
The down side - picking up the hire car. Hertz in Waikiki appeared under resourced and I doubt very much that our car was properly cleaned before we picked it up. Although I could be wrong and the sand across the dash was there on purpose to prepare you for the beach. ...
... than in the South island, but if you’re on the right roads (aka the non-highways) then it’s gorgeous rolling hills and pleasantly complicated and undulating farmland. It’s really very striking. On the highway (we’re following highway 2 up the centre of the island) there is still some beauty but it’s only intermittent. If you have the time, get off the main highway.
... br> On Sunday, we headed back to Palmerston North to go see a movie. Now, this was not just any movie. Not for Cathy, Henrike and I, anyway. Lynn and Lisa watched Magic Mike. But we went to see The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Director’s cut (which is four and a half hours) in a movie theatre, in New Zealand!!! I was incredibly excited. And yes, I cried. Even though it was probably the ...
... WALKING OURSELVES INTO THE GROUND FOR MOST OF THE DAY. SURE THE NIGHT LIFE WAS PRETTY MUCH NON EXISTING BUT THAT DIDN’T WORRY US.
BUT WE WERE VERY TIRED WHEN WE GOT HOME.
IT WAS GREAT TO CATCH UP WITH MY SISTER JUDY AND GRADY AND TO STAY WITH
THEM AT SUZY AND JAY’S HOME IN PICKERING (OUTSIDE TORONTO).
THEIR HOSPITALITY WAS GREAT AND WE ENJOYED THE TIME WITH FAMILY AND HOPE THAT WHEN JUDY AND GRADY RETIRE IN ...
Sooo Palmerston North wasn't by far as interesting as I thought. Actually, my first thought when I arrived in the city was "oh ****...why am I getting off here?!"
It was also about 2 hours later than I at first thought I'd arive, go figureXD
But there was this nice girl on the train sitting next to me. So it wasn't that bad =) Had heaps of fun talking to her. She's in Wellington right now aswell, and I think in the same hostelXD But it's so ...