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New Zealand/2006
Japan to NZ

Napier City
Sight Seeing tour
Art Deco tour
Wine tour

Wellington City
Te Papa Museum
Location tours
-Rover Rings tour
Wine tour

Picton City
Wine tour


Rotorua City

Mount Maunganui

Sky tower
Auckland City
Location tours
Wine tour
Kauri Forests tour

NZ to Japan



Rotorua to Mount Maunganui
We were leaving Rotorua and heading for Bay of Plenty, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui was about 60km south of Rotorua. I really hoped that the weather was going to get better as we were moving away from Rotorua. I was sick and tired of this rain!

We had a lunch at a cafe in Te Puka, which was a small town on the way to Mount Maunganui.
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Mountain of chips with a big dollop of mayonnaise. I'm tired of having these potato dishes because I had too much of them during my stay in Ireland. Mashed, hash browns, boiled and fries...they're all almost alike!
Classic ketchup bottle. That was funny! I thought I wanted to get one for myself....

We arrived at Mount Maunganui but we were still in the rain. I heard that Mount Maunganui was well-known for both its long beautiful beach and it was very popular for surfers. There were lots of surfers although it was nasty weather. They seemed be tough...if I were them I definitely wouldn't surf on such a terrible day. I would probably just stay home and watch TV!

Fish Market
We went to a fish market. There was a great variety of fish. However most of them were cut so I was not sure about the name of the fish.

Super market
There were many unfamiliar beers for Japanese. I'd never seen New Zealand's beer in Japan. I really hope to drink all kinds of them! This might be the next travel purpose of New Zealand....

Andy made a wonderful dinner for us. Freshly grilled cut fish, topped with cheese and onion, and a green salad was served. I was very glad that potato wasn't served with them!

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