Trip Start Aug 10, 2010
31Trip End Feb 03, 2011
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We were greeted in Auckland by four solid days of rain and everyone telling us how wonderful the weather had been up until this point. We couldn’t really complain though as every news report was detailing how awful the snow was in the UK and how the whole place was at a standstill!
The sun finally shone on our holiday and it has been great since.
We had the opportunity to go away for a couple of days in between Christmas and New Years with our good friends, Sarah and Nick. This trip south towards the middle of the North Island included various stops along the way with the highlight being Waitomo Caves. The main attraction of the caves are the thousands of Glow Worms that leave you marvelling at the chemical process that allows these little bugs to glow! We had a fantastic few days.
We now have a week left in New Zealand before heading to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam which is the final leg of our journey. We’ll send a further update just before we leave NZ.
You can tell you are in New Zealand when...
it is common place to see both adults and kids wandering around supermarkets, shopping malls and just about anywhere... in bare feet! There is a popular t-shirt here that sums up the whole attitude perfectly... No shirt.. No shoes... No worries!