Monthly Archives: May 2011

Easter Sunday in Wellington

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My wife went grocery shopping Saturday evening and we had a nice breakfast of cereal and scones in our room on Easter Sunday morning. Then we got dressed, grabbed our raincoats and umbrella, and hailed a cab to take us … Continue reading

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Walking around Wellington

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On the day before Easter we decided to give our legs some exercise and get acquainted with downtown Wellington. Our first stop a few blocks from our hotel would be somewhere on Courtenay Place, Wellington’s restaurant row, for breakfast. We … Continue reading

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Good Friday in Wellington

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We landed in Wellington shortly after noon and our Super Shuttle dropped us off at our hotel shortly before 1:00pm. Our plan for the afternoon was to visit the one place in town we knew was open on Good Friday: … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend in Wellington

Ever see a city shut down? Well, we did. We happened to spend Easter weekend in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington; but I imagine other tourists were getting the same experience in other places throughout the country. We flew from Auckland … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting on Waiheke

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New Zealanders are very proud of their young wine industry and vineyards have sprouted up all over the country — in the Otago Valley near Queenstown way down in the South Island (where we end up our New Zealand tour), … Continue reading

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Looking at or from Auckland’s Sky Tower

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OK, here’s my quiz for the day: What is the tallest structure in all of New Zealand? And for a bonus point, what is the tallest structure in the entire southern hemisphere? The answer, my friends, to both questions is … Continue reading

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Our First Day in New Zealand

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We left San Francisco at 10 o’clock Sunday night, April 17th, and were on an Air New Zealand non-stop 12 hour flight to Auckland. We passed the International Date Line while we were snoring and they woke us up at … Continue reading

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Seven Steps for Planning our 2011 Vacation

1. Set a Budget Our trips to Europe in the last couple of years each cost less than $10,000.00 and so we decided to use this figure as the ceiling for this year’s trip, too. We were not going to … Continue reading

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