|a bubbling mud pool|
Then I went to Auckland zoo and read about the wasp problem.
So while you can research a place on the internet nothing beats going there in person. Here are a few things that also weren't in the brochures.
Rotorua smells. Famous for its hot springs and spas nowhere was the rotten egg smell mentioned. It seeped into the hotel room and clung to the car like day old fart even after we’d left. But the museum and history were fascinating and it is well worth a visit, but be prepared.
|view from the bus window |
(taken by hubby as I couldn't look)
|I am the epitome of cool...err...|
maybe not but at least I'm upright!
GPS is random, and sometimes the shortest route is via the back roads right past a chocolate factory (of course I stopped! The GPS must have known ;) )
When writing it’s easy to ignore the gritty reality but sometimes it’s those extra details that make the place seem real.