Well, we’re back in Auckland after zooming around the South Island. Got to
meet up with June and Vin in
Christchurch for a tasty meal and much yakking about NZ; take a look at
that site for pictures and imagine me and Kate instead of June and Vin, and
you’ll have a good idea of what we’ve been up to… I haven’t even
developed the photos we’ve taken yet!
We did meet up with a mate from Dublin — Yvonne; we didn’t even know she
was over here, but there you go. Basically, we wandered into a Dept of
Conservation (they manage the National Parks) office in Queenstown,
intending to get some ideas of good walks to do, and who was working behind
the counter but the girl herself. Small world! So we all did a 20km
hike. WTF is New Zealand doing to us?!
Anyway, next update will probably be from Thailand — we still haven’t
firmed up an itinerary yet. Let’s hope the political situation in Nepal
settles down before we get there…