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Ellie’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 05 Dec 2007

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

MapHey everyone, sorry for the lack of entries recenetly. We have been finding it hard to find the time to do them as we have just started a tour of the South Island of New Zealand with 32 other people around our age.

We strated off in Christchurch which we didnt get to see much of but what we did seemed lovely. Its reminds me a bit of Bristol as it is quite buildt up and has a similar population. From Christchurch we entered the Southern Alps and stayed our first night in Fox Glacier. The views throughtout the journey were amazing!

At Fox Glacier we did a 3 hour hike up bushland and onto the Glacier. It was sooo kool and the views were spectacular. Frankly, i cant believe i actually hiked anywhere let alone up a cliff face! (check me out!!!!)

From Fox we made our way to Queenstown, adventure captial of New Zealand. We decided not to do any throwing ourselves off bridges but loads of the people travelling with us have done one today. We are about to go on a Jet Boat down a canal which should be fun!

Last night we all went out to a few bars including, Minus 5, an Ice Bar. Its was sooo cool (excuse the pun). The whole place was made of ice including the glasses. We were supplied with massive coats, gloves amd Ugg boots to wear and we drank cocktails amongst loads of christmas ice sculptures.

We have taken loads of photos but havent got time today to put them on as it takes over half hour for them to load on shared networks. Will put them on just as soon as i can.

Love to all.....