Day 23 - Sat 3 May 2003
Up for breakfast
at 8am, and then a trip down to the Geyser park - a very interesting place, with pools of
coloured water and algae. The Geyser itself is a bit of a con, they have to feed it with
soap to get it to do it's stuff. Rotorua is a much nicer place than Auckland, I guess
because it's smaller, and actually has something to see.
I'm now back at
the bus station, chatting to a Japanese girl I saw on the bus on the way down, she got off
at Matamata, and has only just arrived in Rotorua and is waiting to meet up with her pal.
I told her that I'd visited Japan a few times and really enjoyed it.. She gave me a World
Cup 2002 Badge, how kind. I'm kinda sad to be leaving, but I'm ready to get out of here
and head for Dubai.
The most memorable
thing about this town is the smell, as soon as you arrive the smell of sulpha hits you.
There's a woman on
the bus and boy can she talk, she didn't come up for air for 2 hrs! She got off the bus at
Hamilton, and I'm hoping that she doesn't get back on!
Would I come back
to NZ? Dunno - even with your own transport I think you'd be hard pushed to have enough to
do here - Once you've seen one bit of beautiful countryside, could you keep seeing it for
Back in Auckland,
sent some e-mails had a beer and then headed for bed - lulled to sleep by the washing
machine, shouts from the street, and car alarms - Saturday night is a loud night in
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