Friday, November 19, 2010

Round and round

Wind Turbines, Te Apiti
During the Easter break of 2007, my classmates and I went for a short trip to Taupo and Napier. We spent one night in Taupo and visited Huka Falls. Posted few pictures here. We spent one night in Taupo but we actually stayed  in a not so great backpackers hostel. Couldn't even get a good sleep at night because of the karaoke going on at the bar. We left for Napier the next day and I reckon we had more fun over there :) I remembered when we went to this shoe shop, the guys were ogling at some beautiful kiwi girls while they were trying out shoes. We also stayed in a much better backpackers place called Archie's Bunkers. Can't believe I still can remember that hehe.

Anyway, we decided to stop at Palmy before heading back to Wanganui and before reaching Palmy, we decided to make an impromptu visit to Te Apiti Wind Farm just a few miles outside Palmy city. We actually saw the farm from afar and wanted to go there but we didn't know the way. Luckily, the was an i-Site along the way and the good people who were working there gave us the direction and map.

It was a little cloudy when we reached there and it's a little scary to be standing right below the wind turbines. Kept having some Final Destination imagination hahaha but nevertheless, it was a pretty cool place to visit.

Wind Turbine, Te Apiti

Wind Turbine, Te Apiti

Wind Turbines, Te Apiti

Wind Turbines, Te Apiti

You know when you think of New Zealand, first thing that comes into your mind would probably be nature or cows or maybe The Lord Of The Rings. It's true that NZ has A LOT of amazing scenic/nature places to see. It gives you a better appreciation of the natural wonders that God has created.

On the way back to Palmy

On the way back to Palmy

On the way back to Palmy

On the way back to Palmy

On the way back to Palmy

Wanganui at night
While in Palmy, we went to Save Mart *again* for a little shopping. We finally reached Wanganui late evening. Since we only need to return our rented cars the next day, we went up to Durie Hill (we ALMOST met an accident there) just to chill and see how Wanganui looked like at night. It was indeed a fun trip...and a good short break as well cos right after school re-opened, Degree Project comes back to hunt all of us -__- and my dark days began hahaha. Haven't really blogged about my dark days doing the Degree Project. Will do another post about it one of these days.

On the other note, I've been quite busy with what else but work. Still have a lot of pending assignments to grade :( Anyone watched Harry Potter 7 yet? Oh and I gotta remind myself to do some research for the upcoming exhibition that my department is organising early next year. So yeah, life's been all about work these few days.

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