Oh free wireless... I miss you!
Trip Start Sep 12, 2007
36Trip End Feb 24, 2008
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so. the adventure since Nelson has been driving along one of the most beautiful highways I've ever been on - highway 1.. aka THE highway in New Zealand - which skirts the Pacific Ocean. so officially I am near the ocean now. and am soaking up as much of that ocean breeze .. and seafood.. and I can.
Kaikoura, where Aaron and I stopped just outside of to camp, is gorgeous. I see why it's talked up by so many backpackers. but also small. even small by NZ standards. so as nice as it was to see for 2 days, I think I got the gyst of it and can feel comfortable moving on. as of this afternoon, we are in Christchurch. which is the biggest city on the South Island, and which I also have a crush on already. it's just really.. fun. tons to see, and it appears tons to do, too. SO. I may come back here after discovering the other parts of the South - aka 'Fiordland' - that I've been really dying to see.
I'm thinking that I'll probably tool around for another week or two, and then settle back down in a city - most likely this one - and work until Christmas. money's become an absolute issue to contend with, and I'm back to paying for hostels again, so the sooner I can start working for $$, the better.
tomorrow is the Southern Amp 2 concert that I've been looking forward to since I heard about it back around Auckland. !! there are 2 Kiwi bands that I'm really interested in seeing play, and then the rest of the day is all up in the air. should be a great time. I'll post pics and maybe a review when I get another chance on the internet (again, back to paying to use internet time.. booo)
ps. I am officially the Rummy champion of this trip. and Yaneff.. however that's spelled. camping = card games.
**more pics coming soon!**