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Tasha’s Travel Diary

Friday, 10 Aug 2007

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

MapHungry, hungover and in a maze??

We are down in Wanaka now, which is undoubtedly the coolest town I have ever been to. I feel so out of place! Nobody is younger than 16 or older than 40, and everybody is supercool. The sizing seems to be a little different here, as everybody's clothes seems to be on the large side. Its like living in a skate video, and the skaters definitely come first. Children come second to the skaters in the play ground and cars definitely get second place in the car park. Another thing that makes me smile is the lingo, listening to adults constantly saying things 'suck' or they are 'neat' or that something is 'farout' is quite peculiar!

Yesterday we went to Puzzling World, a cool little place that you can sit in and do puzzles. Or visit the illusion rooms and then work your way out via a maze. The illusion room was brilliant, especially this room that was on an 45 degree angle. Which meant that things appeared to defy gravity, like a pool ball rolling up the table, and water flowing upstream. Very cool and fitting.

Before Wanaka we did a spot of helihiking in Fox Glacier, and the question did get raised, if thats where Foxes Glacier Mints got there name (thats one for you Rob). Glacier walking was fantastic, the day was lovely, the warmest I've been. The views were amazing, to be fair New Zealand is full of amazing views. Which I dont thing the photo's do justice. Its quite strange everywhere we have been, the locals, ever so proud of there country, keep telling us the best is yet to come?? Which to be honest I don't think is true everywhere on the south Island is stunning!

Next Stop Queenstown.