Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Around the World: Ta, New Zealand

December 28, 1991

Well, I finally saw water go down a drain... 

... and it goes that way!  Finally, a sink that doesn't slurp like a vacuum.  Hurray!  My quest is accomplished.  Moving on...

I have spent the last of my New Zealand money, and because all the banks are closed on Saturday, I'm going to have to get creative.  I need $15 for the departure tax at the airport, or I guess I won't be allowed to leave the country?  I went over to the hotel beside the Polynesian Spa to change a traveler's cheque, but they said they had no money.  When I told the manager I only needed $20, he cut me a break.  

Just watched some New Zealand news.  The news opens with world events and "The Fall of the USSR",  immediately followed by a story about a woman who was burned at the age of three who just had a baby, followed by tips for the gardener.  The news is only 8 minutes into an hour long show.  In a way, it sums up the paradise that New Zealand is quite nicely.  I have a hankerin' to hear some Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go". 

I will miss traveling with Gail.  Tomorrow, she will continue her way south while I head north, back to Auckland and off to the airport to catch my flight to Fiji.

Ta, New Zealand!

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"How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to."
~Author Unknown

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