01.02.2008 25 °C
So it's official! We've left one awesome country and are now attempting to conquer a second! Hurrah! We arrived in Auckland, New Zealand at 7pm two days ago. We are staying here until the 5th of February, when we're taking a bus out to a city called Rotorua. We'll stay there for two nights, then head on to Wellington. After two nights there we spend another two in a place called Taupo.
Then, it's back to Auckland for two more nights and then we're flying home! We've got it ironed out alright, I think! We've already secured rooms in Rotorua and Wellington, and today I'll be booking us onto the buses to get us there. It's a pretty fast little trip through the North Island... if we had more time we'd for sure be taking a ferry to the South Island as well!
Thus far, New Zealand seems pretty cool. The scenery is very different from Australia. There's a lot more mountains and trees and the like... and I can't help but to see it as Lord of the Rings-esque. Part of me wishes we could stay longer and go poke around in places like Hobbiton and Mt. Doom!!! Alas, the LOTR geek in me will have to wait till the next time we're on this side of the world.
I have a couple of photos I can show you, nothing too exciting I'm afraid. This is Kay and I waiting for our plane in the Melbourne airport (gee guess what... it was raining...):
And here is our plane (and kay's elbow):
You should be impressed with these photos. Very totally impressed. I took them blindly. This is because I apparently carry a curse with me, in that I cannot carry a digital device for more than three months without somehow managing to smash the LCD screen.
(This is the part where my parents laugh at the funny joke instead of being mad at me HA ha ha................)
ANYways... that's about it. I'll keep you posted on our quick trip through New Zealand, and I'll see most of you in a little under two weeks! Huzzah!