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Published: February 9th 2008
The three short weeks were over
- but I wasn't ready to go back. It wasn't that I really didn't want to be back in Japan, but as it turned out I had missed NZ way way more than I expected. Rushing round catching up with as many friends as possible, trying to go back to favourite places had made the time fly. The fact that Auckland's weather had been uncharacteristically reliably brilliant didn't do any harm to the experience either.
Spending time with family, hanging out with friends as though the past 18 months never happened - all great memories.
Seeing Pohutukawa again, and so many of them was great. Pohutukawa trees grow up to about 20 metres tall and flower between November and January with brillant crimson flowers. The flowering peaks around Christmas so Pohutukawa are known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree. I wanted to take a doggy bag.
No, not leftovers from one of the numerous times I ate out with friends but a doggy bag of home. Here's some of what came with me.......
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