23.06.2011 - 28.06.2011
I don't know about you, but when I go to bed at around 3am, I don't really want to be woken up at 4 by a loud fire alarm. When it's about two degrees outside. Hey, these things happen. And seeing the range of pyjamas on display within the hostel is always interesting. Last week we arrived in Queenstown, reportedly the adventure and party capital of New Zealand. The first night in Queenstown is reportedly a 'big one' for Kiwi Experience passengers, a message that Rob took very much took to heart, doing a bungy jump and demolishing 7 pints before dinner.
On the way to Queenstown we stopped at 'Puzzling World', something which I had already earmarked as a potential high point of the trip. I must say, I was certainly very puzzled at times! There was a snooker ball that definitely rolled uphill, faces that followed me everywhere, and a room that made me look really tall. Finally, we attempted to conquer a maze that apparently takes the average person one hour and around four kilometres of walking to complete. Impeded by the impending departure of our bus we only made it to three of the four corners before bailing out of the emergency exit. A crushing blow to my pride.
A definite strength of the Kiwi Experience tour is the opportunity to meet so many people. And the others on our bus were a lovely bunch! Even though I've only been with them a short time I feel like I've made some good friends! I know that I'm going to bond with people when we start singing Disney songs on the bus. Unfortunately, people leave Queenstown at different times, and I have had to leave many of these people behind . Including Rob! He has chosen to extend his trip by a few weeks and so is dragging out his stay in New Zealand a little longer! Rob, it's been a pleasure and I'm sure you'll have a great time on the rest of your trip!