We couldn’t rent a car because we didn’t have a translated license or international license, so we took the Intercity bus to Rotorua that took us about 4 hours to reach Rotorua. It hurts our wallets so bad too because we had to spend more money on cab fares and bus fares..
On the bright side, our motel (Silveroaks Geyserland) was right next to Te Puia. So it only took us 5 minutes to walk there.
Wood carving boys doing their thing!
Since we had 30 minutes to kill before Pohutu geyser erupts, we took photos and ate salt and vinegar chips.
So… Jumping backwards was harder than I thought.
Nevertheless, THE BACKGROUND LOOKS GOOD. HI, POHUTU GEYSER.
I have a rainbow in my almost rainbow hair.
This is too hilarious not to post up on my blog.
Pohotu Geyser and the Blue Pools.
Well, not so blue here because CAMERA.
Maori cultural show.
There were many tourists that are so horrible at respecting the Maori culture and the other audiences. Worst part is that we share the same ethnicity and many people associate me with people like them. Not cool, bros.
After checking in to our motel and rested for a bit, we headed out just before sunset to town. We walked for 40 minutes to town in the cold. I don’t know what we were thinking… But I was eager to eat at Fat Dog for the carbonara. So, we walked.
It was so packed for dinner!
Jane and I ordered the carbonara while Kei Kiat ordered the fish and chips. They told us that we had to wait about 10-15 minutes but we we waited for an hour. Well, I don’t really blame them, they had so many customers. In return, they gave us free drinks and 2 desserts to go! Well, it’s worth the wait for the yummy milkshakes and 2 slices of cakes.
It was so, so good. I am so contented for the next few months now.
The caramel slice I chose was just as awesome. Apparently one of their best sellers too! Yum yums.
Jane fell asleep at 8.30pm… And we all kinda followed after that and woke up at 9am the next day.
We had CAKE, CAKE, CAKE, CAKE for breakfast.
So I get a Caramel Slice and a Chocolate Cake for breakfast. Yums.
We even got a bonus view of the Pohutu geyser.
I was trying to take a photo of our view when Jane decided to feed me cake. Hahaha, if only I was fast enough to focused it right.
Kei Kiat was actually about to drink the milk bottle.
Then, of course, they released an ‘army’ of lambs onto the stage.
The sheep must be thinking, WELL, PAT ME ALREADY, HUMAN.
I just had to post this up, tsk. SORRY. 😀
No, lamb. my camera’s not your food.
You see, the trick is to blend in. Tsk.
JANE PHOTOBOMBED. ):
Met this cutie on the truck/trailer train thing we were on. She only spoke French, so she had to ask her mum how to tell me that she liked my hair. After a while, she kept turning back to tell me that she’s 6 years old and comes from Tahiti. She’s a beautiful girl!
Picking Kiwi fruits!
Guy in blue shirt: ‘ YOU’VE GOT MEAN HAIR GURRRRL!’
You should see how I smiled from ear to ear. I’ve been getting loads of hair compliments over the past week. Hehehe.
Keeping trees warm during winter.
Sunset view from the inside of the bus.
When we were waiting for our bus at Tourism Rotorua, we thought we were taking the InterCity bus back to Auckland. Then the bus driver of GreatSights yelled out my name. Thank goodness he yelled out my name, otherwise we would have been waiting for a non-existent bus back to Auckland. Forever and ever thankful that he yelled out my name.
It’s time to go for another adventure! See yeah, internet people!