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Monday, June 15th, 2009 12:52 pm
we're in dunedin right now and as rita, with whom i'm road-tripping here, has an important appointment at the university here this afternoon, i found myself a little internet-cafe for proper updating.

so far, it's been great. the news said a blizzard is gonna hit dunedin and the south island tonight, which is not so great. but on the other hand, they're predicting rain ever since i landed and i haven't seen a rain cloud yet. so, let's see how the weather is tomorrow. if it's okay (meaning not too much snow on the roads) we're going to queenstown; if the weather conditions are frosty, we're going back north. rita doesn't want to drive into the mountains when it's snowing and i actually don't feel too comfy about it either. narrow, steep roads and all that. though it would suck to miss out on queenstown, but well, in case of doubt pro safety.

i won't be saying much about all the places we've been so far. that works better with pictures. and i took a lot of pictures. so, only a short update of the trip so far:

wednesday 10th
arthur's pass
castle hill

thursday 11th
christchurch
rakaia gorge
geraldine
paul's (rita's friend, he lives on a farm close to geraldine and he has a super cute dog)

friday 5th
paul's
timaru

saturday 13th
omarama (from now on, when i'm think "middle of nowhere" i'm thinking omarama. i don't know why exactly we ended up there, no idea.)

sunday 14th
oamaru
dunedin

and of course today, monday, still dunedin. and depending on the weather, tomorrow as well.

the road-trip thing is great. rita has a car and we're just driving, without any major plan, just roughly south and then sometime up north again. it's great. i love getting rid of any plans or any sort of schedule and time pressure. right now, this is exactly my idea of holiday.

okay, that's that. hope you're all doing well! see you
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