Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Arriving Middle of Middle Earth

Yesterday I said goodbye to Auckland and headed over Wellington, the capital of New Zealand via Jetstar. The locals have been telling me how windy Wellington is. As I stepped off Jetstar after one hour flight, I was greeted with the sight show in the picture above!  Oh, yea, this IS the middle of Middle Earth.

As I stepped further inside of the airport, I could not take my eyes off the large installations hanging from the ceiling in the food court. The movies created a phenomenon for New Zealand.  After I checked into my hotel, I was able to borrow a phone from the front desk to make a reservation for a half day Lord of the Rings location tour with Wellington Rover for tomorrow afternoon. I really wanted the full day tour, but it's fully booked already. I will have to figure out another way to get to Rivendell.

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