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We both think NZ is brilliant - we've had so many experiences in just a few days is't amazing. We've had city, sand, sean, mountain, wild life up close and personal.

The people are lovely so friendly and ready to engage in conversation. We are just starting to understand the language
Alrighteeee - certainly madam that would be no problem
The bitch is over there - take that path to the beach
are you hippy - is everything OK
I thought the other day - is a hippy a happy Kiwi? Is that where hippy came from? Your answers on a postcard

We've had a number of firsts

The most southerly point on mainland NZ - next stop antartica
The second most southerly city in the world
The sausage capital of NZ which is also the wood capital of NZ !?!
The deer centre of NZ - didn't realise how many deer there are farmed here
Being on the beach the only people as far as the eye could see with two baby seals playing together - awesome
The most rare penguins in the world coming home in the evening (all four of them)
Nearly running out of fuel - the tank took 47.5 litres to fill and its a 50 litre tank - in the middle of nowhere and much praying and sweating there was a petrol station

One for Werner and Agnes a cable car made in Austria and the cars were just like Gaschurn

Thanks for your comments - please keep in touch\
Much love

Again no photos - the campsites don't seem to make it easy for them to be uploaded.

Posted by gilberts 23:44 Archived in New Zealand Tagged air_travel

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Hello Loise and Tony,
It's great to read your adventures! Visiting all these exotic places!
A hint for your pictures: you should shrink them (e.g. to 800x600 pixel; giving almost a 200 KB file only) before uploading;
that should work even with a slow connection.
Wishing you further on interesting events, have a nice trip,
Agnes and Werner

by wlu

Hi Louise and Tony, sounds like you're having a fantastic time. not envious at all (much) Great to see the pics and hear how its all going. We are doing fine here in the UK, All saints came 6th in bell ringing comp. (only 6 teams but hey ho) Enjoy your trip, shall log on soon for more news, Vince and all!

by vincehowel

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