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katherine’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 05 Jul 2005

Location: Napier, New Zealand

MapNew Zealand is the most beautiful country! The scenery is so stunning it is hard to take in! From Auckland I've been making my way down south seeing mountains, lakes, waterfalls and mud pools. Tried a few extreme sports - zorbing (which involves rolling down a hill inside a giant plastic ball along with 2 other people a lot of water www.zorb.com/main.html). The 12,000ft sky dive over Lake Taupo was just amazing! The most exciting and exhilarating thing I've ever done, and very keen to try it again!
The Lions are of course on tour here at the moment. I went with a group of guys from my hostel to a local bar to watch the second test. Although it all ended badly, we were in good spirits and received commiserations from the kiwis!
In the town of Napier at present, on the East Coast. It was destroyed during an Earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt Art Deco style. Absolutely amazing! Really enjoying the country and the people here are so friendly! :)