Anticlimatic skiing...

Trip Start Jul 08, 2009
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Trip End Aug 03, 2009


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Bungi Backpackers

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Not too much to report here from Queenstown.  It's an 1 1/2 hr from Wanaka but still in the same mountains.  The town itself is a bit bigger, definately more touristy with much more happening, more bars, restaurants, big name shops.  It is situated on a lake as well with mountains in the backdrop, and a lovely boardwalk around the water.  It is beautiful but i have to say i prefer Wanaka...just a bit more chilled and quaint there.

Im only here for 2 nights, one full day. Main objective again was skiing, check!  I went to Remarkables resort today, named after the mountain range.  I have to say i was really disappointed.  The skiing there just didn't do anything for me.  The slopes were quite boring for my liking, too straightforward, and icy.  The area was quite a bit smaller as well with slow lifts..and it was well busy.  I had heard so much aboot this place as well and im not sure what all the fuss was aboot.  Sorry to be such a downer but that's just the way it goes sometimes.  It did make me realize how incredible my skiing and my days were at Cardrona...and just how bloody beautiful it was theer with the 360 view.  Dont get me wrong the view today was great in itself but just raised my level of appreciation for Cardrona..nothing wrong with that.

So tonight, another quiet night as i have definately calmed down with my increased maturity (hehe) and loving it.  I'll make my dinner at the hostel per usual, have a couple of beers and chill.  I haven't met any peeps thusfar, as it is alot of younger people just partying, and with friends and not interested in making conversation.  I have done all that and am well over that.   A few years ago i would have taken that personally but now im comfortable with being a loner.  So i am content with entertaining myself for the time being, of course that will get old eventually...but then again so am i.
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