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Reisverslag Napier ArtDeco
26 februari 2014
The next morning we woke up because of this tremendous heat. We walked up stairs to have breakfast and it turned out to be 33 degrees outside!!! Crazy! We had some toast and our plan was actually to go to town and see the parade of cars but we kind of thought we would die of heat going there so instead we spent 2,5 hours in the pool. It was honestly so so so hot. We got out to have a sunbathe but after 10 minutes I felt like a fried chicken. It was lunchtime so that’s what we did. We had lunch outside but honestly because of the heat everybody was so lazy and tired. We were almost too tired to pass the food around. After lunch we decided it was about time to go to town. We just wore normal clothes and went to town. We weren’t planning on it but we ended up shopping. Something that had to happen at one stage. I bought a watch, a top, some socks and a t-shirt to exercise in. It’s to motivate myself, I went for a run today!!! Anyway. We ended our long exhausting day of shopping with an Italian ice cream. We ordered our ice cream, of course I chose chocolate, and sat outside. It’s just so much fun seeing all these people dressed up and the music again in the background. During daytime it even looked better! I saw a guy going round on this weird bike with like one huge front wheel and one tiny back wheel. Also a girl running around on this round wooden thing. After our ice cream we went back home where we went straight to the pool to dip our feet while dinner was getting ready. It actually got to 35/36 degrees that day. The people there were saying that it had been the hottest day this year. So dinner done we went to get changed again in Gatsby style. Me and Pauline were just so lazy and tired because of the weather and we just collapsed on our beds whenever it was possible. We just wore something simple because it was too hot and of course had our feathers in our hair. When we got to town it was the same atmosphere as the day before bubbly, dancy and old! The day before I saw a little van that sold Chai Tea Lattes and I wanted to check it out. Pauline and I went to the place and asked the man what he had to offer. He let us try home made Chai Masala. After that he let us try a Chocolate Masala, which I didn’t like at all! We both chose the hot Chai Masala because that’s what people drink in India he said. It’s so hot there that they drink Chai which makes the body cool down. You could see how he had freshly cooked the herbs and he then had two glasses and poured the Chai from one glass to the other and then split it equally. Freshly home made Chai! Then In front of the colourful hippie van there was a French DJ on the left side playing these super chilled remixes. There were some chairs on the right but we chose the cushions on the ground with a table in the middle. We honestly spent almost 2,5 hours sitting there sipping our chai looking at the people passing by and enjoying the music. There was this one Australian lady, originally from Italy, who started dancing on her own full of life. A few moments later some girls joined in, then an old couple and before we knew all these people passing by stopped and formed a circkle around the little Chai place and started clapping and dancing with them. Honestly one of the best moments I just loved the atmosphere, I couldn’t be happier! After a while the people left but this old couple just danced on the streets by themselves. It was so cute! Like an old black and white movie Again we met Celine and she started talking in French with the DJ. Pauline started talking to the man behind the Chai’s and I started talking to the Australian woman. We then all swapped and started talking to someone else. I can notice that I’m way more open when it comes to talking to strangers, love it! When I talked to the Chai man, Tim by the way, he said that he knew 1 Dutch word. I asked him to say it and he said: “are you sure you want to know?” Haha yes try me, I said. “Okay, I’m sorry godverdomme” He said. I laughed so hard. How can a kiwi man now only 1 Dutch word which is that swearword hahha! I asked him how he knew and he said he used to play a sport with a Dutch guy and he asked him to teach him some Dutch…. Well then. Funny though because when people here ask me to teach them a Dutch swearword I pick the same one! After a great night we had to go home again. We arrived home around 23.30 and again we went for a swim. Just the 2 of us this time.
The next day we had to be in town at 10.30 to help out with her Rotary Club. There were some races being held by 9 year olds. They sorta had to build their own cart without an engine and then race from the top to the bottom of the street. It was packed with people cheering and watching. And the little guys racing were dessed so cute again! With their little shorts, blouses, suspenders and ‘grandpa hats’. Pauline and I went to the beach and sat down. It was a very sunny day again with a clear blue sky. You actually can’t swim in that sea because it’s too rough but looking at it was enough. It was a black stony beach which gave it a cool effect. After that we went to a little park to have a picnic. At that time there was a big parade of guys dressed in white suits playing music and marching down the street. After that 4 planes were flying in the air and making figures with their steam, such a cool thing to see! Having that done at 13.20 my bus left to Rotorua again. I can say that this was definitely one of my favourite things I’ve done so far here. I wish I could go back!
2 maart 2014 00:29 | Door: Tia Mausi
Hola, Ana ! Como no habia podido sentarme a leer a gusto tu blog, hace ratito pense: "ah, ahora que hay calma en casa -tio en cama y primito oyendo musica con audifonos en el sofa de la sala- voy a disfrutar leyendo las aventuras de Ana..." y de verdad que me quede fascinada, porque me transporte a otra epoca y otro mundo con tus relatos de la celebracion de tipo Gatsby !
No cabe duda que los kiwis si saben gozar de la vida: todas sus actividades deportivas, excursiones y paseos al aire libre admirando e interactuando con todo tipo de climas y terrenos... y celebrando, en una palabra, LA VIDA !! Un buen ejemplo a seguir, definitivamente ! Caiste en el lugar perfecto para llenarte de esa mentalidad tan positiva. Y gracias por compartirlo tan amena y detalladamente en tus blogs, eh? :)
Es claro que te diste "la gran vida" con Pauline y que de verdad estuviste en un ambiente muy "chic"... ya puedes poner en tu lista de cosas hechas en NZ: "vivir como la realeza"....
Bravo por desarrollar tus relaciones interpersonales y que bueno que tu misma te notas mas abierta y dispuesta a entablar una platica con otras personas... podemos aprender mucho de los demas, en especial de las personas mayores, que han vivido mas tiempo...
Bueno, me quedo muy feliz de saber ahora de Napier (asi se apellida mi doctora !!)...
Hasta la proxima ! ;)