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Kia Ora days 15 and 16 – mountains of everything

As we drove south from Franz Josef Glacier it became apparent that what the South Island is good at is excess. Mountains, lakes, empty and perfect highways, foliage. Boy does it do foliage and is it green. Like a rainforest … Continue reading

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Kia Ora days eight and nine – trails and tribe’jubilations

Kia Ora said our guide/driver followed by hey and several other Maori words. Maori means life force and boy¬†did he have that. Fr’instnce on the way back to Central Rotorua he had us singing ‘She’ll be coming round the mountain’ … Continue reading

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