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Walking around Arrowtown on our last day in New Zealand

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Arrowtown is a sleepy old goldrush town on New Zealand’s South Island that wakes up every year for ten days when it puts on its Autumn Festival. It’s about 14 miles (20 kilometers) from Queenstown and it took us about … Continue reading

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Riding around Queenstown

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We walked a lot during our first two days in Queenstown. So on Day Three we were ready to rest our feet and ride. Before the day was over we would have ridden on seven buses and one gondola. We … Continue reading

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Walking around Queenstown

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We took it easy on our second day in Queenstown and didn’t venture out of the apartment until afternoon. The morning was devoted to a leisure breakfast and washing a week’s worth of dirty laundry. We flagged down a housekeeper … Continue reading

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Settling Down in Queenstown

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We spent our last four days in New Zealand at The Pounamu Apartments in Queenstown overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu’s Frankton Arm with a splendid view of The Remarkables mountain range.  The place was beautiful and peaceful and it … Continue reading

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Flying over New Zealand’s South Island

I just love flying over mountain ranges and have flown over the Sierra Nevada range in California a countless number of times.  Also the Colorado Rockies. One of my most memorable trips was flying from Anchorage on Western Airlines (remember … Continue reading

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Our Wellington Lord of the Rings Tour

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On Easter Monday / Anzac Day we toured J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, stopping at the outer Shire, Helm’s Deep, Minas Tirith, Rivendell and Isengard. Peter Jackson spent seven years filming his Lord of the Rings trilogy all over New Zealand … Continue reading

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We Travel to Meet People

There are three types of people we usually meet when we travel. First of all, there are the locals. In our case, these are usually hotel and restaurant employees and bus drivers and taxi drivers. Oh, and vendors and retail … Continue reading

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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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