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Saturday, June 5th, 2010

After Christchurch we were meant to head up Kaikoura however our bus forgot to get us. We were stranded and missing Queenstown, we had thoughts of going back, working etc but after evaluating the situation it would be too expensive and a waste of a visa to only stay a while so we are going to save it for another time.

This meant we had to kill another day in Christchurch, we managed to find a wagamammas and go to the museum and watch movies.

Kaikoura was our next destination, the weather wasn’t amazing and we decided that whale watching was too expensive for an unguarenteed whale spot so we chilled out most of the day.

Our next day we left for the ferry at picton, spent 3 hours on the ferry discussing all the funny travelling stories we’ve had with some other passengers on our bus and arrived in Wellington around 4.

Spent the next few days in the capital, learning cultural things at the huge Te Papa Mueseum and shopping!

Now we have made it to Taupo unfortunately the one thing we came here to do, The tongariro crossing has been cancelled!

We head to Rotarua in the next few days then hit Auckland!

Update again soon.

Queenstown continued….

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Wow so we ended up staying in Queenstown for a lot longer than we anticipated due to having such a good time (and the buses were fully booked.) Fortunately for us we had made good friends with most of the staff at nomads hostel which meant some nice benefits for us. Like free washing, free internet, opening the kitchen at 2 in the morning for a snack and getting away with drinking in the communal area after nine when everyone else is meant to leave! We spent a lot of the week chilling out (literally as the weather turned bitterly cold) we drank lots of tea whilst snuggled on the sofas having the funniest randomist conversations till 4 in the morning sometimes! During the days we slept, ate, walked round town, one day we even ventured up the gondala hill, nearly died but it was worth it for the view at the top! we didn’t go out as much the second week of our stay apart from the legendary blind bar crawl however this time we dressed up as chavs. Have to say Alice and I were hideous but that was the look we were going for had an awesome night.

Finally on saturday we left, we were most upset to say goodbye to one of our besties Ben (newly adopted big brotherĀ for me) but we will definitely keep in touch!

Made it to Christchurch after a 9 hour journey, slightly annoying we have another day here but hey its only one night…or so we thought!