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New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 7 December 2014 | Views [462]

Just got here. A busy 24 hours.i landed in NZ at 11:45 at night and thought I'd save some cash by staying at a hotel/campground close to the Christchurch airport. A five minute cab ride cost $25., I worked a deal for $15. Anyhow ended up in the middle of nowhere. Next morning I wanted to take a bus to Kaikoura, a town three hours away  by bus. I was told all buses had no seats for the next two days, my choices were a $50 cab ride to town or walk a mile or so and figure out the local bus  transfer system.Tough choice, bit the bullet and called the cab. All and all, worked out ok. $35. For the cab and I was able to catch a bus to Kaikoura in the afternoon. It was one of the more challenging trips from airpoprt to city I have had.

Enough of that. I'm running out of wifi time. Will add pictures later.


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A quick recap. I visited 19 countries in 212 days, traveled 46,000 miles by air,15,000 miles by land and spent about $25,000. My feet got beat up a few times and I twisted my ankle a couple of times.  No plane, train, car, bus, tuk tuk or taxi mishaps, not even a fender bender. I wasn't threatened or harassed and amazingly enough I didn't lose anything. It's hard to believe seven months have passed. As I said in my first entry.....a wonderful way to celebrate 60 years of living. It sure was!

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