Lets take this gig global!!
Hey folks, Just a quick update whilst I am in a slightly large place and the internet is cheap! Well, for those of you who pay attention, I left Christchurch on Saturday and made my way to Dunedin via a 6 hr bus journey. I did have a good last couple of days is the C'Church though. Was great to catch up with the girls I had met in Byron bay and it was Sophies birthday on saturday so we all went out for lunch and I pushed the boat out and tried sushi for the first time. Gotta say it was actually pretty nice!! i then caught the bus at 2pm for the trek down south to this wee scottish town of Dunedin. Well, actually its not so wee, its pretty big as far as NZ goes, its university alone holds 22,000 people!! Now in travelling terms a 6 hr journey is a piece of cake but for some reason this one seemed to go on forever! Anyways, I arrived about 8pm and then had the arduous mission of locating a hostel. Fortunately an irish couple were in the same boat so we stomped off together! About 3km and 4 steep hills later, out of breath and energy we finally arrived at our chosen haven only to find that reception was closed - nightmare!! Luckily after some ringing around we got hold of the owners and they managed to find a bed for us. Then 10 minutes later in walks Chris and Hannah (my mate from school who I had met in C'church!) turns out that they had just arrived aswell! So that was cool. i dumped my stuff and then we all headed out for a well deserved pint and watched the rugby. The next day the Irish couple, Joh and Lynn, moved on but Chris, Hannah and I went on a road trip baby!! Out to the spectacular Otago harbour and penninsula. Amongst the stunning scenery we also saw a huge abundance of sea birds and then late in the day headed down to Sandfly Bay and saw sea lions and the extremely rare Yellow-eyed Penguins (only found in this part of NZ- nowhere else in the wolrd!!). So that was really impressive, especially the sea lions as you can just walk right passed them on the beach as they are sleeping. Some of them were massive!! Today, I was up early as we were off to the Cadbury chocolate factory tour! It was actually pretty fun with all te ususal bits you'd expect and a load of 'freebies' aswell so that was sweet. Plus, where else do you get to watch (and get splashed!) by a chocolate waterfall!! 1 tonne of liquid chocolate falling in just 20 seconds! MMmmmm!! I am off to take some pictures of the town this arvo whilst popping into the art gallery and museum and trying to book my snowboarding for the coming week. So busy busy busy...best be off! I am hopping in with Chris tomo and we are driving down through the Catlins forests through Invercargill and onto Te Anau, so that should be cool. i'll let you now how it goes. All the best Dan