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Round the world trip by jess on 31 January 2005 9:42am

Well I started my round the world tour in June and I am currently in Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Not far from where they filmed the brilliant scenes of Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings.
At this moment in time New Zealand has been the best place and will take quite alot to beat it!! Its full of adventures, if you choose to do so at your peril. As I found out through white water rafting on the Mohaka river, near Napier. 3 hour rapid trip where I fought the rapids and even harder fighting to steer the boat, going down rapids backwards and the wrong ones is a feat in itself! I swear I saw the Grim Reaper not just once but thrice!!
Paddling down the river I kept my eye out for Hobbits and Orcs, but my keen eye was unsuccessful.
Anyone in this part of the world, must do a rapid kayak, believe it or not it is fun and be prepared to be almost paralysed for the next few days. I was so stiff, I had to roll outta of bed and I looked like I did 10 rounds with a wrestler!! Be brave and New Zealand is the place to be for adventure and extreme sports!

Jess Hennessy, UK
Re: Round the world trip by Helen on 31 January 2005 7:34pm
that sounds great.. I envy you! Have fun on the rest of your trip, keep checking in...

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