miércoles, 29 de diciembre de 2010
miércoles, 15 de diciembre de 2010
Thermal activity is at the heart of much of Rotorua's tourist appeal. Geysers and bubbling mud-pools, hot thermal springs and the Buried Village so named after it was buried by the 1886. as well as rotten-rua combining its legitimate name and the rotten smell the city gives.
Te Mata (or it kills you translated to Spanish!) is a region in Hawke's Bay, near Napier, our next stop in the North Island. Although the name is quite drastic on Spanish, their cheese is amazingly delicious!.
domingo, 5 de diciembre de 2010
Rangitoto was formed through violent eruptions about 600 years ago.
Welcome to Thames, a small town situated on the South West coast of the Coromandel Peninsula (North Island). The first contact with New Zealand's architecture, and the super modern buildings and roads...
Cascade, fern flower and Twin Kauri trees.
Different views of Cathedral Cove, a beautiful place with very cold waters! :)
martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010
Voila, 'LE FROMAGE', apparently Rama and Emmanuel read our minds before we arrived, as the only thing we had craved in this trip has been Real Cheese... well, even before we had this conversation, these huge blocks of cheese were served on the table... no words to describe the feelings!!
While Emmanuel rehearsed for his drumming function, we had a great catch up. For the good old times :)
Emmanuel playing the drum in the centre, wearing a green T-shirt.
Sitting down a Flame or Flamboyant tree
Exploring the island with Rama's Kanak friend, shinny happy people!!
Little hoola dancers in a South Pacific festival in Noumea, where Emmanuel played later.
Once the kava (a grayish cold drink, bade from a root) is the right strength (as deduced from the colour), the ceremony master will call out the nickname of the first recipient using an old archaic formula ("kava kuo heka"). The touʻa will fill the cup and the cup is then brought, often by a young lady, to the intended chief, and brought back afterwards. Then the next name is called, and so forth.
Where's Wally ... I mean the fish??
Our Kava tasting wasn't that pleasant (for me and Emmanuel at least!)... I tell you I rather stick to the chocolate cakes :D
It has become famous for the aerial photography known as The Heart of Voh, a large formation of vegetation that resembles a heart seen from above.