Today we say farewell to New Zealand. In photographs, not words.
New zealand is probably the strictest country I've been to, in regard to dogs. Can't take them practically anywhere, except specifically designated areas and your own land.
There are some very strong reasons behind, though. For example, READ MORE »
Kiwis like to metaphorically think about themselves that they do have the ability to build or repair anything with a piece of number eight wire. Rephrasing, it could probably sound something like "innovate, make it simple, make it work".
In some cases the opinion is justified. While filming "The Lord of the Rings", an optical contraption (Ames room) was used to distort the viewers' normal perception of perspective.
Looks (and is) very natural, and no expensive computer graphics are needed.
We saw how it works while visiting READ MORE »
After some reading and asking around, we found out that READ MORE »
Sandboarding does not look like an activity, at least remotely capable of raising the adrenaline level.
Until you see the size of Te Paki dunes.
Stuff yourself inside the huge plastic ball, add water and some more READ MORE »
Quite an unusual fusion of cultures, religion and symbolism, as viewed from inside of Christian church.
New Zealand is located exactly on a junction of Pacific and Australian tectonic plates.
Therefore, seismic processes are very common. Volcanic activity, earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides are no wonder to locals.
In places like Rotorua, crust of the Earth is thin, allowing plenty of thermal areas to occur.
They say it's good for skin to apply some of READ MORE »
Did I say they are relaxed in New Zealand?
Well, at least not in Auckland.
Parked the rental car on Sunday morning in a restricted area, just to find an infringement notice half an hour later.
Boy, these officers are fast. Probably they get a commission off each ticket, as in London.
In any case, 40 dollars went down the drain.
L.J. Hooker. Quite an interesting brand name for a real estate company, don't you find?
These guys (or should I say girls?) also operate in Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia and China.
A little different from bungy, as here you are connected to two cables instead of one, and no rubber. READ MORE »
As a continuation of yesterday's post, that's the second prominent object visible from the apartment that we stay at. Auckland's Sky Tower. Tall, lean, mysterious, inaccessible.
I just realized the horrendous mistake that I keep doing. I usually don't describe the view from the windows of the places that we stay!
Correcting it immediately.