August 07, 2006

It's all over!

Well this blog has been fairly well ignored for the past month!

So that's it, the mighty travels are all over. We returned to the UK a couple of days ago, after a nightmarish 30 hours flying from Auckland via Sydney and Singapore we landed in Heathrow at 7am.

I am currently starting the rather daunting task of sorting through the 4000 (yes, Four-Thousand) photographs we took during our 3 months ( plus a hundred other photos from the various activies we did). These will slowly be added to the website as they are sorted.

I am also planning on doing a bit of a post dated bloging for New Zealand - I feel it's a little rude to just leave it blank.

Overall the trip was fantastic, at times it was very hard work but well worth it. Each country was fantastic, I enjoyed NZ and Thailand slightly more than Aus - they had a little more variety - but it was still great fun.

The only problem now is where do I go next...

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In other news I was barely in the UK for 24 hours before visiting a doctor - this is still being resolved and I'm sure will be blogged about in the coming days/weeks.

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July 06, 2006

Kiwi Country

So here we are in a cold and overcast Christchurch, first impressions this morning: it's just like England! Same buildings/cars/culture/weather, pretty much everything!

Things didn't start off too well, upon arrival I forgot to declare an apple I had in my hand luggage to customs and was promptly given a NZ$200 (67GBP) fine upon its discovery through the x-ray machine. Welcome to New Zealand. F**k.

Anyway, things have since got better. Tomorrow we are going on the TransAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth. It's supposed to be a really spectacular journey through the mountains so hopefully the weather will hold :o)

Saturday evening we are off to watch the All Blacks play Austrailia in the Rugby, should be a fun evening.

The Day after that we start our "camper van" (think converted people carrier) hire and start heading south.

Our Blue Mountains tour from Sydney was quite good - although we never saw the mountains. Thick fog had rolled in for the day so all we saw was a thick pea soup :o( Despite that obvious dissapointment we still enjoyed the Wildlife Park and the wine tasting which were both included. We also got a "cruise" (read: ferry) down the harbour, under the bridge back to Circular Quay (dock between the Bridge and Opera House) at night which was very nice.

So fingers crossed for a fun New Zealand, where awesome fry-ups cost less that 5GBP but apples inexcess of 65GBP each...

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