Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Hello from Rotorua

Greetings from Rotorua!

I've been so busy since mum got here early last week, I hardly slept on the first three nights when she was here. Convocation's over and now we're in Kiwiland. The trip has been good so far despite the rain these two days. It was especially inconvenient for us today as we were visiting caves to look at glow worms and cave formations, and to the Maori cultural show and dinner.

Brief updates on what we've done...

I hated Auckland. Well, 'hate' is a strong word but I really didn't enjoy my time there at all. It's a half-dead big city with no heart - that's how I would describe the place. Hamilton was very charming and lunch at Scotts Epicurean was by far the best meal I've had. The coffee was comparable to Melbourne too! Our cockpit accommodation in Woodlyn Park was one hell of an experience. Mum was really excited about it and so was I, although it wasn't as comfy as I wanted it to be. I'll defo stay in the ship accommodation if I visit again. Rotorua attracts tourists (I wouldn't say visitors) with their natural hot springs, volcanic sites, spa, cultural show, etc. I love the smell of sulpher as soon as I enter the region even with all windows up. It smells like fart but much nicer. We're going to the mud and sulpher spa tomorrow, whee...

Looking forward to the remaining few days of our trip, especially Wellington. I'm expecting a lot. I shall go get my beauty sleep, nite!

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