After Rotoura I took a bus south to the Tongario National Park. This park consists of two massive volcanoes each rising 7000 feet into the sky. These, of course, are active volcanoes and a brief glance at the mountains will reveal hot gases seeping from their soil into the air. Though before I jump into the park, I wanted to focus on an incident that took place on the bus to Tongario. To get to Tongario I had to switch to a connecting bus. The first bus was…

Sorry for the delay. Ive been all over Middle Earth the last few days. Anyway for my day in Rotorua, I went to Hobbiton. If you are a Lord of the Rings(LOTR) fan you have to go there. I don’t know if I can describe how awesome it was. In the morning, a huge big green bus picked us up with Hobbiton written on the side of it. After a hour ride and many LOTR facts later, we arrived. Before the tour began, they had us go to…

Yesterday I woke up at 1130 am and immediately went straight to the computer to begin booking bus passes down south. My ultimate goal is to make it to Queenstown which is a small adventure town on the southern end of the Southern Island. I expect I will get there in 2 to 3 weeks. After booking things, I hung out with the Germans, the Italian, and a Canadian girl. We played “asshole” using the Canadian rules which are completely different from the US rules.