Christmas,NYE, Roadtrip – ahhh the life :) | Travel Blog

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January 2010

sunset off the back of

Heeey Hey! Good day to catch you up a little more up to So yet, again, grab chair. )

The last blog Dec 28 bc thats when I started it. took me a while to get back to a eh? This is a fresh one. )

Eve

controversial. He climbed atop his and let anyone who was within earshot his thoughts. Religion, politics, (how they’re baby and so forth. Not someone I’d to listen to, but he was entertaining nonetheless and for some quality pics. He a car, but not any car, a car that’s of two front ends of an old VW beetle.

Of we went over to inspect it he kept on with his display, and all we see (minus the two steering wheels) was a dry receipt for his magical cloak. I’m serious. This man a living, and a good one I’m off being the ever recognizable CC

We mosied on around the outdoor and into the cathedral. The spire is a for CC and its’ Cathedral Square. We in and there was a boys choir Christmas carols.

It was Christmas after all, and we delighted. It’s hard to it’s Christmas when it feel remotely close to time. We sat for a while as they the familiar songs.

Then the man they would sing a NZ

DSCF9266 the cleaners waiting for

It’s summer in NZ and they have white Christmases (is a word?) so they have one of the hot, beautiful weather as to cold and snowflakes falling. It was

We spent the next few days in CC somewhat similar things, seeing the wizard each CC was good, but not my favorite. too much of a big for me. Next we headed further along the East Coast to What a stunning place.

famous for whale watching and with the dolphins. neither of we did. ( but we’ve heard amazing. We made our way in and to Dusky (Dusky after Dusky This is where Smith when he was here before and we it’d be a great meeting for Christmas. The hostel had an amazing off the back deck, a hot tub (which i was sick), and a great pool.

Definitely was looking forward to the next week or so here and in HOWEVER, at the same time I was Eliza had been struggling the decision to go home for Christmas or not and she

DSCF9269 my bed (bottom one) in Moa aka the

made up her mind and decided surprise her family just Christmas Eve. We had seen and a LOT of stuff and opposed to getting a job she sucked it up and decided it was time for a job back home. so she called it a trip and took a bus back to CC ( It was so sad. We both cried, and me sad now that I’m typing it even though it’s over a month! whew.

So, as I’m writing this she is doing one of the following that not: using free eating something out of the refrigerator, her dog, showering without drying her hair, sleeping in a driving on the right side of the calling whoever whenever. you get the ) or maybe she’s even around listening to the radio! It’s all very bittersweet.

So her few nights in NZ were spent in by the beach and relaxing. We made our own pizza as her send off dish. been talking about it ever since the father us how in Mangawhai Heads.

DSCF9272 Mimosas Christmas

We did it and it was delicious. The dreaded day came and off she As I watched the bus pull off, I sat in the car in disbelief. She’d been about going, but now it had actually

Now, all the sadness and blah aside. it, looking back worked out in the best way possible. I do still miss you E. ) She was able to up, to her mothers extreme surprise, to up on the doorstep unannounced just Christmas. I was able to settle at Dusky and make a few friends, having Smith there. In for accommodation, I helped clean the hostel. The cleaners all live in Moa (a room beneath the hostel) aka the

An eleven bed dorm room a tinted sliding glass and a teeny window – might as well not have been there. Germans, Austrian, Chinese, and Smith and I the only Americans. We were to at 9 the next morning to be given our

Being a girl, I, naturally, was on everyday. I would’ve hated and was a little anxious

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DSCF9275 pool party

every before they would say beds. They still get the whole double name So beds it was. I worked 2 German girls. We, simply, the beds of those who checked out morning.

The only tricky was having to remember how many were in which room and pattern, be it dolphin, whale, was in which room. Usually we able to knock it out in about 2 So. not paying to shower/sleep and getting to everyone in the hostel for a measly 2 of putting sheets on beds, was worth it.

The cleaners were a group of people to get to know. One in Benjay from Essex, was He looked just like Williams and was probably one of the funniest and entertaining people I’ve met.

You never knew he was going to do or say, but in a good Sometimes I couldn’t understand he was saying so he’d sloooww and say it with an American accent, it was and not at all annoying. haha what a

There are two seal colonies on

each edge of Kaikoura and I both. Eliza and I made it to the one and saw a few seals in the distance and playing in the A few days later, I went to the one and it was awesome. sorry E. Smith and I but he only had on flip flops aka so I hopped the fence by myself.

I didn’t really hop the fence. I a tiny path that you weren’t supposed, but people do a lot. I was down right on the with these animals, animals. All sizes.

I saw the cutest one, but was afraid Momma was nearby. I walked around, them swim, play, and sit in the What a life. Some huge. We were able to get up on this concrete thing and over all of them.

Hundreds of Neato.

Christmas Eve was spent most of us walking around in that it was, in fact, Eve. Unfortunately, we had to work, but it was and painless. Christmas Day was spent around the pool and hot tub. a great

DSCF9297 Dusky

afternoon. Swimming and bbq on Christmas! afternoon nap and dinner aka tea on the barbie. We chicken wings and lots of stuff.

Pool and cookout on who knew. ) It was great, along the grove chair (bag and snorkel set Smith gave me. I was so I’d been wanting to After checking out the seals, on the rocky beach, meeting hitting the local pub, the view from the lookout which reminds me..haha.

and I were in a hurry to catch the from the lookout, as we were to pull in, blue lights It’s a two minute drive the hostel. We pull over and gets and earful about his of seat belt and failure to twice. Off we drove with a ticket and the sun already behind the

We parked, past picture time, but beautiful nonetheless. you see it, but the pictures weren’t turning out as hoped. After all the above, it was to pack and head North.

The Smith is friends with Auckland, the same one Eliza and I with,

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