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Well well well, let me tell you a little something about that little trip we made last weekend. It was magical to say the least.
First of all, the weather wasn't that great, but Saturday was the mildest as Sunday it rained all day and we couldn't do shit, luckily we already knew that and prepared for that so we scheduled everything outdoors on Saturday.
First stop was sea Kayaking, at first I was shitting my pants, thinking that we would tip over or other scary things, but after a while I came to know that the boat was far more stable than I imagined and everything was alright. We went around a few islands, they were beautiful and we stopped a few times so that the guides could tell us a little something about them. If they wanted to say something we assembled us all, grabbing each others boats and keeping us together like that so that we could hear it better and so that the guides didn't have to scream in every direction, I found it to be funny to assemble like that in the middle of the water. We made a stop at a beach to relax for a while and drink some coffee, there we learned that on this very beach, a scene from Narnia was filmed. So I've again been on a real film set of a great film. After that break Mark and I switched places on the boat. He first was behind and I was in front so we switched. The one in the back had to steer with some peddles, which was fun I thought, but also a lot harder than expected. Non the less I had a really fun time doing it and when we went back to the beach where we started my arms were so sore, but it was totally worth it. We even saw a penguin! It was really far away and in the water but we saw one! And it was cute!
After a quick stop at a ice saloon to get us some delicious ice cream we went on to another beach called the Hot Water Beach. Can you guess it? Yes, it has hot water, below the surface that is. We had to dig a whole along the waterline, even though the sea was really cold, if you dug in your feet in the brown-golden sand, the water would actually feel really warm, at some spots it was even boiling! It was nice to stand there with my feet buried in the warm sand for a while. And definitely weird though. The waves of sea water were so cold but just a few centimeters from the surface it was so hot that sometimes you couldn't even stand there for long or you would literally burn your feet! I wish we had something like that in the Netherlands....
After the Hot Water Beach visit it was time to find out accommodation where we could have a nice shower and some dinner which consisted of two buns and two sausages with some salad... But hi, it was dinner...
Now comes a bit of a weird part you might want to skip. We -or actually 'they' cause I didn't participate I just watched- started to play a drinking game. They sat around the table and clapped the table two times, then their hands two times. On the beat of the two claps of your two hands you had to do a gesture, and as whoever came up with that game in this group I have no idea, you had to gesture a sex move or position... Now everyone had their own move and first you had to do your own, two claps at the table and then someone elses, then the person who you mimicked the move from had to do it and pick someone else, the claps would increase in speed every time until someone failed to either think of someone elses move, fucked up his own or fucked up the rhythm. If you failed, you had to drink and the game could begin all over again. The amount of weird sex gestures I have seen that day were shocking.....
Non the less I could still sleep at night after an amazing party at a bar with live music, now the music sucked and it was cowboys night, but we still had a great time drinking and dancing until late.
The next day we woke up with rain, it had rained all night as it already started raining during the pre-drinking-drinking-game and it continued on for the rest of the day. Only thing we still hasn't done was go to the wine tasting, and so we went off after a breakfast of toast and fried eggs at ten o'clock in the morning. Wine at 12? Why the fuck not? It was nice and it kind of reminded me of Mead cause it was made with different types of fruits, but non the less Mead is far more delicious. And then came the 'Schnapps' and to demonstrate on how much alcohol it consists, the bartender set a little bit on fire on the cutting board. Should I mention that the cutting board and probably the whole freaking wine tasting building was made of wood? Yea, I didn't think the fire was a good idea either, not to mention that there was fruit on the cutting board that set fire as well... But oh well, nothing happened so that's a relieve..
After getting tipsy from that much different tastes of alcoholic drinks, -I guess that's why professionals never swallow while tasting- we went back to the bus with only two sober people, -the driver obviously and a dude who never drank before in his life and wanted to keep it that way- we went to a little platform on a hill to oversee the ocean and the islands we've kayaked to the other day, trying not to get all too wet from the rain we hurried back to the little bus, hopped in and made our way back home.
Needless to say this was a very special and amazing weekend to have participated in. Not to mention my last official trip. There might be more trips in Januari but nothing's sure yet. I'll let you guys know when I do though.
Thanks for reading my shit, I hope you liked it and until next time!
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Dude, this was the best two days ever! The weather was awesome, the place was awesome, everything was freaking awesome!
So we started in the morning with a little rain from Albany and I was thinking, well fuck, we're gonna relive Hobbiton but then on a boat... BUT the weather completely turned around once we were out of Auckland and it was so beautiful, warm and bright that I had wished I had a fan with me and some sunglasses, cause yes, I still do not have sunglasses... Don't judge don't ask.
So our first stop was a a giant tree... Also don't ask cause I honestly don't understand what's with Kiwis and their trees but they cherish them or some sort of treasure deal... Anyhow, there was a lot of tree hugging involved and a bush walk which wasn't a usual bush walk, we walked on a path that wasn't made of slippery mud and dead leaves but there actually ran some sort of wooden with chicken fence lied bridge-path-thingy which was really convenient. After that we went off to another little stop by a waterfall and seriously, I have to say, those waterfalls we always go to, they begin to bore the shit out of me, it's not pretty anymore when you see one every week! Luckily we didn't have to hike there, it was only following a path for about 3 minutes and we were down and 3 minutes to go up again if it wasn't faster. Then, we still weren't there! No, we went to another little glowworm cave, a real tiny one cause it only took us about 20 minutes and man those people weren't really friendly! Again there was this wooden-with-chicken-fence-thingy to walk on and there wasn't any water to get your feet wet for or any bottlenecks which was nice but there were no camera's allowed, tho I had mine around my neck, I wasn't allowed to use it. there were far more glowworms than at the other cave but I liked the other cave far better, for one because the guides were such dicks...
AND THEN FINALLY WE ARRIVED AT OUR DESTINATION!!
We had a nice room with 8 people, I was with Peggy, Mark, Julian, Jessica, Ellen, Sanne and Sanne. It was a nice room with a bathroom and even a small kitchen with a fridge to put our wine in, yes here it finally is, the alcohol!
Well first we had a nice bbq with a stake, a sausage, a potato and some salad. We could go to a party there but in the beginning no one was there yet so we went back to our room and had our wine, a Jacob's creek rosé, really delicious!
After a while we came back outside hoping to get to the party when we found a line in front of it, it was packed and no one could go in unless someone was leaving and we weren't planning on standing in line so we went to have a stroll beside the beach, looking for another club to have a fun time at when we found one at the end of the street, I was only with the girls now as Mark was with the other girls drinking in their room. It looked like a fancy open bar with couches and such, there were two men standing there, first telling us that we were too late, but then they changed their minds and took us to the bar, they helped us to some drinks, telling us they would pay. We got a shot of some sort which tasted like lemon, but really good lemon, like sweet-ish. And we talked with them for a bit, they were funny and it was awesome to talk to them, then it was time for our second shot and I don't know what that was but it was DELICIOUS! It tasted like coffee, it existed of three layers, first one was a little thick as syrup and dark brown, second was as thick as lemonade syrup and creme color and the top was white with the thickness of tequila and it was amazing! I would want those shots more but in the end we found out that the shot was about 150 dollars so... Never mind, I will probably never have that again in my life... After that shot I talked to the guys some more while the girls sat down, eventually they wanted to go but I was stuck with the guys so after one finished his story about the other man being a maori I told them we should go because the girls were hungry. We went to a pizza night club, didn't order anything and we were outside within 3 minutes again, it was an empty club. We went back to the room as it was already pretty late and we would get up early tomorrow to catch the boat.
The next day we rolled out of bed one by one, showing one after another, changing in our bikini's and out the door for some breakfast, after breakfast we had to walk for about 15 minutes to get to the boat shore, waited for another half hour before we could board and when we finally did, our day began truly, 7 hours on the boat, it was like a dream, the sun shining bright it almost burned my eyes out and it did burn my skin though I had sunscreen on. But besides the burning alive it was pretty awesome, we went to see all the islands, heard stories about them from the captain, we actually went to one island to the beach to sit down for an hour and some had a dive there, I did go into the water but not further than my knees cause it was really cold! When we went back to the boat we went to look for some dolphins, FINALLY! And we found them! Unfortunately we couldn't swim with them because they had juveniles and two year old babies but they sure stuck around our boat! It was awesome! They really have us a show swimming around and even jumping really high which apparently wild dolphins don't do often, but they sure did it for us! Even the babies jumped! There were multiple pods (group of dolphins) of dolphins and a funfact is: Dolphins actually celebrate birthdays! (I don't know if it was true but the captain said so, it might as well been a joke)
After the dolphin show we went on to some more islands including the hole in the rock where we actually went though with the big ass boat! But then again, the hole was really and I mean really big as well... (Will show pics later) We didn't see other exotic animals though but one thing that we did also do is have a dive! A snorkel dive actually, and I was the first one to jump into the water, into the net and had to swim out, DAMN that water was COLD! I couldn't breathe well enough so I had to take off the mask and breathe and I had to admit I was freaking out a little cause I was all out in the open with my flippers I didn't know how to use, I guess I just flipped them around and I guess it was kind of helping me getting me where I wanted to be but ones I swam into some seaweed, I was done for it, it freaked me the fuck out and if I didn't go back to the boat, to that safety net, I would have only gotten worse to the point where I would probably hyperventilate and so I made it just in time to cling to the net, crawl back in and sit there, still in the water, but safely.
When everyone else slowly came back to we had a little game, we went in the net with a group, all held on to both sides of the net and the captain drove back and forth real quick to create some power into the water for us to fight and it was so much fun, it was like a roller coaster but than in the water! It was awesome!
In the end it showed me how much fun you can actually have in the water and it made me a little less scared, which is a good accomplishment I think.
The bus ride back was exhausting and everyone was tired. We again stopped at a waterfall and no one was really in the mood to go see it but it was close by so it was fine I guess. A few hours later we had our last stop to go and get something to eat and then on our way back to Albany.
Ronald took the liberty of taking us to our house with his car which I was really grateful for and he now also understands how much we have to walk back home from the Albany station, cause he didn't know we actually had to walk for that long so he understood why we would be grumpy if we would have to walk all that way in the dark, all tired already with our bags and not to forget, in our shorts and it was already dark and so pretty cold. So we were happy he could bring us home and I watched the last aired episode of the vampire diaries while Mark went showing and after we switched and after my shower I went to bed and fell asleep. It wasn't much sleep though cause I had gotten a cold to keep me awake and when I remembered I still had some nose spray and I sprayed, it hurt my fucking nose! It felt like the insides were on fire and though they were open again, I couldn't sleep because of the burning feeling which I couldn't help... Eventually I fell asleep in the morning again to wake up again a few hours later for work.
Apparently though, Mark felt even more shittier than I did cause he stayed home for work while I almost felt like dying sitting there all day. As I would have said many times: If I had school I would've stayed home sick as well but I just feel like I have to go to work unless I really am dying so I went to work... It was fine though, I survived non the less and I will be there tomorrow as well damnit..! Cause I roll like that.
But the weekend was magical and I will never forget seeing those dolphins in real life and I hope I can still swim with them with another trip before going back to Amsterdam again...
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Yes I went to the Hobbiton this weekend and gosh it's not that big as I had imagined but still, it's awesome! I've seen Lord of the Rings and I recognized a few spots there, amazing!
So at first when we arrived, it was slightly raining, we could use some umbrellas they had which was nice. Then the sun came out and it was magical! But unfortunately that only lasted for around 3 minutes before the rain started again and at that point, it didn't stop, it only got worse and worse. But still! It was amazing to see those houses and actually get to know the real life set and hear stories about it, it was a lot of fun and even though I couldn't film in the rain anymore, we still took a lot of pictures.
It's something I'll never forget, and I can proudly say that I've been to the Hobbiton set and walked around there. Even been in one of the houses AND we had a drink in the REAL Green Dragon Bar!! I got an apple cider which was really nice! I'll upload some picture when I've got the time.
It was a cold and wet day, but it was worth the while and I would go there again some time if I had the chance to.
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Well well well, let me tell you a little something about that little trip we made last weekend. It was magical to say the least.
First of all, the weather wasn't that great, but Saturday was the mildest as Sunday it rained all day and we couldn't do shit, luckily we already knew that and prepared for that so we scheduled everything outdoors on Saturday.
First stop was sea Kayaking, at first I was shitting my pants, thinking that we would tip over or other scary things, but after a while I came to know that the boat was far more stable than I imagined and everything was alright. We went around a few islands, they were beautiful and we stopped a few times so that the guides could tell us a little something about them. If they wanted to say something we assembled us all, grabbing each others boats and keeping us together like that so that we could hear it better and so that the guides didn't have to scream in every direction, I found it to be funny to assemble like that in the middle of the water. We made a stop at a beach to relax for a while and drink some coffee, there we learned that on this very beach, a scene from Narnia was filmed. So I've again been on a real film set of a great film. After that break Mark and I switched places on the boat. He first was behind and I was in front so we switched. The one in the back had to steer with some peddles, which was fun I thought, but also a lot harder than expected. Non the less I had a really fun time doing it and when we went back to the beach where we started my arms were so sore, but it was totally worth it. We even saw a penguin! It was really far away and in the water but we saw one! And it was cute!
After a quick stop at a ice saloon to get us some delicious ice cream we went on to another beach called the Hot Water Beach. Can you guess it? Yes, it has hot water, below the surface that is. We had to dig a whole along the waterline, even though the sea was really cold, if you dug in your feet in the brown-golden sand, the water would actually feel really warm, at some spots it was even boiling! It was nice to stand there with my feet buried in the warm sand for a while. And definitely weird though. The waves of sea water were so cold but just a few centimeters from the surface it was so hot that sometimes you couldn't even stand there for long or you would literally burn your feet! I wish we had something like that in the Netherlands....
After the Hot Water Beach visit it was time to find out accommodation where we could have a nice shower and some dinner which consisted of two buns and two sausages with some salad... But hi, it was dinner...
Now comes a bit of a weird part you might want to skip. We -or actually 'they' cause I didn't participate I just watched- started to play a drinking game. They sat around the table and clapped the table two times, then their hands two times. On the beat of the two claps of your two hands you had to do a gesture, and as whoever came up with that game in this group I have no idea, you had to gesture a sex move or position... Now everyone had their own move and first you had to do your own, two claps at the table and then someone elses, then the person who you mimicked the move from had to do it and pick someone else, the claps would increase in speed every time until someone failed to either think of someone elses move, fucked up his own or fucked up the rhythm. If you failed, you had to drink and the game could begin all over again. The amount of weird sex gestures I have seen that day were shocking.....
Non the less I could still sleep at night after an amazing party at a bar with live music, now the music sucked and it was cowboys night, but we still had a great time drinking and dancing until late.
The next day we woke up with rain, it had rained all night as it already started raining during the pre-drinking-drinking-game and it continued on for the rest of the day. Only thing we still hasn't done was go to the wine tasting, and so we went off after a breakfast of toast and fried eggs at ten o'clock in the morning. Wine at 12? Why the fuck not? It was nice and it kind of reminded me of Mead cause it was made with different types of fruits, but non the less Mead is far more delicious. And then came the 'Schnapps' and to demonstrate on how much alcohol it consists, the bartender set a little bit on fire on the cutting board. Should I mention that the cutting board and probably the whole freaking wine tasting building was made of wood? Yea, I didn't think the fire was a good idea either, not to mention that there was fruit on the cutting board that set fire as well... But oh well, nothing happened so that's a relieve..
After getting tipsy from that much different tastes of alcoholic drinks, -I guess that's why professionals never swallow while tasting- we went back to the bus with only two sober people, -the driver obviously and a dude who never drank before in his life and wanted to keep it that way- we went to a little platform on a hill to oversee the ocean and the islands we've kayaked to the other day, trying not to get all too wet from the rain we hurried back to the little bus, hopped in and made our way back home.
Needless to say this was a very special and amazing weekend to have participated in. Not to mention my last official trip. There might be more trips in Januari but nothing's sure yet. I'll let you guys know when I do though.
Thanks for reading my shit, I hope you liked it and until next time!
  • Mood: Thanks

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Celeste
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Can be away for very long and back all of a sudden, you'll never know.

I'm back now to update you on my adventures in New Zealand! So stay posted on that!

I used to draw a lot, now I'm more into photography and filming.
Still love writing though! :squee:
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LamLArts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thank you for the watch! I really appriciate it XD
How are you? :hug:
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Celeste19943103 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
heey, sorry I'm a to little to late xD
but I'm a friend of Tesse xD
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LamLArts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
;D that's allright. How are you doing?
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Celeste19943103 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
T: 'jij mag in mijn kerker wonen in mijn moderne kasteel.' C: 'ooh! waarom!!" T: 'jij wordt mijn persoonlijke huisdier. C: 'ooh jij HOER!' T: 'slaafje, voer deze slet!!' C: 'hahahahahahahahaha!' *gaat helemaal stuk* C: 'krijg ik wel het luxte van het luxte hea?' T: 'ja gewoon een tien gangen menu, als het te laat wordt geleverd dan BAM! bediende dood.' C: 'ja hahahaha helemaal geweldig!'

ons leveloze fantasie tog? xD
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Celeste19943103 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
thank you, the ones that support me and lead me through this all... it's been a hard time but it's getting better now, I'm moving on as much as I don't want to forget her, she'll be always in my heart and I'm glade thank I've known her for such that long time...
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LamLArts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Hello, I heard about your loss and I just wanted to tell you that you have my support. I have a dog and I love her. If you need someone to talk to about it or anything, you could send me a note. I know some about hard times. Been through a lot.
Anyway, hang in there. Be strong but know that it is allright to cry sometimes.
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myrthe-de-eerste Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Gecondolleerd
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13-15-15-14-10-1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rip Clio, keep holding on~!
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Celeste19943103 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
naja zeg je hebt me diep beledigt
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13-15-15-14-10-1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Born to offend you~!!!
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