Wednesday 25th March 2009
Today, we headed towards w***aka stopping a few times for some scenic pictures. Got to our hostel which is called Wanaka Bakpaka and it was lovely. Our room was just like a hotel. Plus, the hostel had gorgeous views across the lake. So first, we headed out to explore and.... it's another tiny town with not much in it. Sucks that we always arrive at closing time for all the shops as well. So anyway, we had dinner and decided to go back, have a drink and enjoy the views. And.... it started bloody raining. Ah well. Was still pretty. Was another stop to just fill the itinerary. There's at least a good few stops that we could've just left out. If we're honest, we could've probably missed out most of the North Island.
Thursday 26th March 2009
Up early again to catch the long bus ride to Queenstown. Could've been there a lot sooner if it wasn't for numerous toilet stops etc. in which everyones takes about an hour. Anyhoo, we visited the home of bungy and watched quite a few people from our bus jump. It wasn't actually all that high and I was actually tempted to do it if it weren't for the price which was $165 and its just not something that I really wanna do to justify the price. Afterwards, we headed for Queenstown and got a group photo taken and then dropped at our hostel which is a BBH called Deco Backpackers. It's fine, comfortable and clean and has free wifi! Woohoo! Unfortunetly, for some reason my wee laptop wont work but thank god for Joes. So, we headed out and found a nice Irish pub for some good grub and had a wee explore. Quite a few shops here which is nice. We found a sweet shop which had every kind of sweet you could imagine from your childhood so we bought some pick n mix. Yum. Came back and got ready whilst having a few voddies (yes mother, i did drink and get ready honestly) Went out at about 9.30 and found another Irish bar and got in on the happy hour which was braw but jam hour was on and the standards were piss poor so we quickly got outta there and went to a bar we had some vouchers for. They deem themselves Queenstowns equivilent to Coyote Ugly. Basically its like strippers dancing on a bar or out on the floor. I said to Joe, ya see that every weekend at Kittys. Nothing different there. We found a couple of spare seats next to this older dude who we realised was on his own.... and a pervert lol. He had his big lensed camera out taking pictures of the girls lol then dissapeared way to long to what we think was the toilet. Hmmm. Joe done well to divert his eyeballs in there hehe. Left there then went onto this club called The World and got bloody ID'd whats that about??? Me? Yeah. Joe? They musta been pissed :p hehe kidding! We'd heard they're really strict here though. Anyway, we knew that people from the bus was here and when joe was at the toilet doing his business, a guy came in and puked right next to him. It was our driver lol. We came out and he was slow dancing with one of the girls from the bus who looked no more that 18 years old lol. Hope she didnt pull his pukey face ugh. Later on, we went and got some food. We were told this place called Ferg Burgers was amazing and oh my god. They served us up monster burgers but they were damn delicious. Low and behold I felt sick going to bed....
Friday 27th March 2009
Woke up and actually felt fine but woke up to the sound of the pissing rain. We've been lucky so far with the weather but it still puts a dampner on your day. So, had a lie in and got up for lunch and just chilled. Think the rains off now so might go a wee walk down town. Our plans for Queenstown is Joe wants to go rock climbing which I might join him if its inside and the price is ok, I want to go sky diving which is really weather dependent though, as is paragliding which I wanna do. We're gonna go to Milford Sound for the day also which will be sweet. And the rest, who knows. See what there is. Get drunk again maybe...
I've been thinking about this long and hard and well, I'm definetly not gonna be away for a year. I think I'm gonna be in Oz from 4-6 months depending on the money then Thailand for a wee while and then come on home. See if I can get some hostel jobs or whatever in Oz but it looks as if I wont be doing my nursing and I know I've spent a lot applying but its only money. I wanna be with Joe and all of you so there. It's said. Don't try and convince me otherwise Mark lol. I've changed my flight so I'm leaving on the 4th April and starting in Melbourne and working my way up to the sunshine.
Love ya all xxx