Category: "Week 22 Part 2"

New Zealand: The Backpacker And The Hakka

October 12th, 2001
Everyone I’ve ever met who’s been to New Zealand has always had lots of things to say about the place, the friendliest people in the world, beautiful countryside, wild sports, relaxing, peaceful and more importantly, cheap!  How could it possibly… more »

Day 150: Sesquicentennial Celebrations

October 12th, 2001
Day 150, (continued). I sat next to a nice Aussie fella on the plane, sadly he was on his way over to see his son who had been paralysed from the neck down in an accident while teaching people to hand-glide in NZ.  This makes me a little wary of all of… more »

Days 151 to 152: Where’s Everybody Gone

October 14th, 2001
Day 151. Eventually I got up at 11am but still really quite knackered after yesterday’s early start, I can’t really blame jet lag as the time difference is only three hours.  Looking at my NZ guidebook it’s become apparent that the only way I can fit in… more »

Day 153 Fush ‘n’ Chups, A National Dush

October 15th, 2001
Day 153. Picked up my hire car and got my first shock of the day, it’s an automatic.  Arrggg haven’t driven one of these for years, how do they work again, oh yeah, you don’t actually have to do anything, it’s driving for idiots which I suppose for me… more »

Day 154: This May Hurt A Little

October 16th, 2001
Day 154. Checked out of the hostel and headed straight for the dentist.  I was about to find out how many days I was going to waste in Christchurch getting my bloomin tooth fixed.  The dentist was nice, he was from India, New Delhi, and when I mentioned… more »