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The beginning of the end

At the airport in Auckland they of course had to take my coconut off me which I have been carrying around Oz for 8 months to bring home as a souvenir.. Not a good start, but there were better days to come!

Auckland wasn't anything really special, just ok. But I only stayed a night and then the Stray bus came and picked me up the next morning.
It wasn't the best bus I've been on, crew wise, but there were some champion people onbord. To Irish girls that I already miss terribly, an English fella, the bus driver and a few more people...

I'm in Wellington (the capital) at the moment, going from the north to the south island tomorrow, and now there's only three of us left.. Hopefully there will be more lovely people on the other side.

First stop was Hahei were we went to a hot beach, dug a hole in the sand and sat in hot water. The north island is full of active vulcanos....

We've seen a rock shaped as a whale's tail in Ragland (a town which has maybe the best surf in NZ), been to a maori show in Rotorua, I've skydived 15.000ft in Taupo and walked the 17km Tongariro crossing at the bottom of Mt.Doom (from Lord of the Rings) It's really been amazing, especially the skydive! Unreal. I'll do it again as soon as I can!

I 've not had any big accidents, just a few blisters and sore legs from the hike and a sore throut. Although, my little waxing experiment in Perth has given me a bit of trouble from time to time. I was waxing my legs when I got boiling wax on my thumb. Which again created the biggest blister I have ever seen in my entire life! I'm gonna be scarred for life! And I'm actually a little proud of it, it gets out the funniest reactions from people, hehe.

But it's all good. I'm still having fun and really looking forward to the south.
Hope everything is well back home, getting a bit excited about coming home now...

Posted by corro 23:08 Archived in New Zealand

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