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NZ!

The beautiful sights of New Zealand, or Aeoteroa

all seasons in one day

HI all faithful subscribers! Writing from Rotoroa, geothermal area with huge lake, geysers, volcano, and it STINKS! There was an awkward moment in the van on the way here befoire we realsied it was the town that stunk, really sulphurous. Anyways we arrived into Auckland on Thursday and hired a campervan. Were imagining some small thing and its HUGE! Kithcne, big bed/table & chairs, bathroom....its wicked! Anyways headed off to the east coast for the night and woke up to incredible scenery, beautiful green hills and valleys, lots 0of cattle, sheep, ducks, goats, turkeys, evrything imaginable! Really different after dryness of Oz. The coast was gorgeous, we jumped down some sand dunes in the black volcanic sand and played with some rock pools, rocls covered in baby mussels, and found a dead portugese manowar. Today we are in Rotorea where we are going to hells gate, a geothermal area to have a mud path, hang out in some hot pools, and also visit some Maori cultural villages, a third of the maori population live here. Also some hiking round lakes, forests, and volcanoes on the agenda before heading to Lake Taupo next. NZ is really beautiful in the style of Lord of the rings. Love to ALL and write again soon! A & P XXX

Posted by AnnaL 18:00 Archived in New Zealand

Driving cross the outback!

many dead wallabies and some emus and not much else!!

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emu.jpgGDAY all!
Sorry for the silence we have been working for the last 2 weeks at a cattle station at Glassford Creek with no mobile recpetion or internet for miles. Beautiful place, 400 herd of cattle, 30 odd australian stock horses which we have been riding and mustering cattle with, and lots of cooking and washing up! Paul found me a redback to see but thats all scary-wise luckily! Went to a cattle auction topo and were the only people nopt wearing cowboy hats :)) Learnt a lot about the bush and stockmen and now we have just arrived in Longreach, right inland in the outback, really dry and u see nothing for miles and miles. Sad today saw a wallaby on the road still breathing and Paul finished him off to stop him suffering. From here were heading to hervey bay to whale watch and then back to Brisbane, flyinhg to NZ a week today.
About to run out of time to ciaop 4 now!!
Love A&P XXX

Posted by AnnaL 23:58 Archived in Belarus Tagged luxury_travel

Brisbane

Fun in the sun meeting Paul after 32 hours in the air

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GDAY from Australia!

Arrived safely in OZ early Monday morning after many films, a llittle sleep and several air meals, Air New Z pretty good but still bit synthetic tasting. Cannot blieve ythis is Winter, its really hot and sunny by day, tho cold at night. Were staying in a great hostel, had first BBQ last night with kangaroo meat (YUM!) tho its not a real BBQ but gas!!! Paul is great and tanned and a real local and showed me all round Brissie yesterday, very cool place. Today were off to see his friends in the outback then off to work at a cattle station farmstay Glassford Creek cattle station (look it up!) where we will help out with farm and horses in exchange for full board. Have seen some cool, animals so far but no scary ones :)

Hope everyone back home is well will write again soon
Loads of Love and big GDAY from Paul!

Anna XXX

Posted by AnnaL 17:11 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

Here we come!

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Posted by AnnaL 05:54

In the beginning, there was Devon

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June 2008, and I'm in beautiful Devonia, the sun is shining, the dogs have been learning to swim in the river and all the family are together :) And I should probably think about packing, or more what NOT to pack. Its pretty sure Paul will only have a pair of shorts to carry so he can take some of the load :)
Anyways dear friends and family am setting this up so can update you on the magnificent adventure of Anna and Paul down under and in Thailand and Dubai. Im flying on Saturday, for 32 hours with stopover gaps too, to arrive in Brisbane Monday morning. This is the beginning of something great....
Take care and all enjoy the summer days and nights!

Posted by AnnaL 05:32 Archived in United Kingdom

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