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November 5th 2008
Published: November 5th 2008
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not a bad place to be a sheep / no es un mal sitio para ser una oveja
I have never consider myself cool but, when we were on the glacier, there was a couple who didn't stop talking and they said they were on their honeymoon... the questions started straight away: "where are you from?", he's from Israel and she's German; "where do you live?" in England; "are you learning each other's language?" yes, but it takes time and it's difficult; "where did you get married?", in Berlin, a mix of Christian and Jewish ritual; "how long will your honeymoon take?", 3 months... after each answer, people would say "that's soooo cooool", and Dax and I would look at each other smiling, but say nothing... I felt as if 2 actors were playing my life in front of me... it was weird... but I kept my mouth shut... because I'm not cool, and I don't want to be... I like my life and I know those around me like me as well, i don't need to show off... and those who don't know me... if just because I don't look cool means I'm not and they don't even try to know me... well, that's their loss... when we came donw the glacier I felt like a movie star
DaxDaxDax

getting muddy // llenandose de barro
in camouflage while shopping on the street: you hear people talking about you, but they don't know you're standing next to them...

And so we arrived in Queenstown, where Dax got mixed up with even more cool people when he went on a off-road motorbike session... he had a great time while I spent my day trying to hide from the cool ones (you know the ones I mean: those guys with woolen hats anf flip flops, who wear the trousers very low showing the Calvin Klein underwear and walk around with a blonde chick, dress in the same way, hung on their arm), getting into every book shop I found (2), because I knew they won't be there...

With an overdose of coolness, we went to Milford Sound, but not before we left the lid of the petrol tank in a petrol station... damn!!... but it looks as if we're not the only fool ones, because in the next one, they had a box full of them to choose from!!!

Milford Sound was spectacular: snow capped mountains, clear water rivers and long and flat valleys... a true beauty... full of tourists...so we didn't saty too long...
on the way  /  en el caminoon the way  /  en el caminoon the way / en el camino

to / a Milford Sound
but long enough to see the mountain parrots, not shy at all, that come close to the tourists asking for food and, in return, thay pose for hundreds of pictures; tourists like them and they like tourists because they bring, not only food, but buses with exhausts to be used as saunas...I saw it with my own eyes, otherwise I wouldn't believe it neither!!!

Mile after mile, we arrived at Nugget Point, where there were supposed to be a penguin colony and seals:
Fool me once, shame on you, when we went to Sinclair Head and there were only 4 seals.

Fool me twice, shaem on you again, when we went to Monro Beach and there was 1 penguin.

But fool me 3 times... and shame on me!!, in Nugget Point there were 2 seals and 2 penguins... does that constitute a "colony"?


The best: to see a penguin coming out of the sea
The worse: being told that there was a colony of seals when there were just 4





Enganhame una vez



Nunca me he considerado una persona guay, pero cuando estabamos en el glacier, habia una pareja que no dejaban de hablar y comentaron que estaban en su luna de miel... las preguntas empezaron inmediatamente: "de donde sois?" el de Israel y ella alemana; "donde vivis?" en Inglaterra; "estais aprendiendo el idioma del otro?" si, pero lleva tiempo y es dificil; "donde os casasteis?" en Berlin, una mezcla del rito cristiano y del judio; "cuanto tiempo vais a estar de luna de miel?" tres meses... cada vez que contestaban a alguna de las preguntas, la gente decia "queee guaayyyy" y Dax y yo nos mirabamos, pero no deciamos nada... me sentia como si 2 actores estuvieran actuando en la obra sobre mi vida... era surrealista total... pero mantuve la boca cerrada... porque ni soy guay ni lo quiero ser... a mi me gusta mi vida y se que a los que me rodean les gusto yo, sin tener que aparentar ni nada... y para los que no me conocen... si el hecho de que no parezca guay significa que no lo soy y ni se toman la molestia de intentar conocerme... pues abrir la boca pa 'na, es tonteria!!... cuando bajamos del glacier me sentia como una estrella de cine comprando de incognito en un centro comercial:
mirrow lakesmirrow lakesmirrow lakes

mirrow significa espajo... lo pillas??
oyes a la gente hablar de ti, pero ellos no saben que estas a su lado...

Llegamos, asi a Queenstown, donde Dax se mezclo un poco mas con los guays, al hacer motocross (o como sea que se llama lo de saltar en el barro con una moto!), mientras yo me dedicaba a escaparme de ellos metiendome en todas las librerias que encontre (2!), porque sabia que ellos no entrarian alli... sabeis a quien me refiero, no? los guays son los que se pasean con gorro de lana y sandalias, con el pantalon por la cadera ensenhando los calzoncillos Calvin Klein, y llevan una rubia, vestida igual que ellos, agarrada del brazo...

Saturados de guays. nos fuimos a Milford Sound, no sin antes dejarnos la tapa del deposito de la gasolina en la gasolinera... vaya!!!... parece ser que no somos los unicos tontos a los que les pasa, ya que en la siguiente gasolinera, tenian una caja llena de ello para escoger!!!

Milford Sound es espectacular: montanhas copadas de nieve que se deshace en cientos de pequenhas cascadas que caen a los valles, convirtiendose en arroyos de agua cristalina... una preciosidad... llena de turistas... asi que no estuvimos alli mucho tiempo, pero si el suficiente para ver los loros de montanha, que se acercan a los turistas pidiendo comida a cambio de posar para cientos de camaras... a ellos les gustan los turistas porque, ademas de comida, traen buses con tubos de escape que usan como saunas... lo vi con mis propios ojos!!!, si no tampoco me lo creeria!!!...

Km tras Km llegamos a Nugget Point donde, se supone habia colonias de focas y pinguinos...

Enganhame 1 vez y es culpa tuya, cuando fuimos a Sinclair Head y solo habia 4 focas...

Enganhame 2 veces y es tambien culpa tuya, cuando fuimos a Monro Beach y solo vimos 1 pinguino...

Enganhame 3 veces... y es culpa mia!!, en Nugget point solo vimos 2 focas y 2 pinguinos... eso se llama una colonia???


Lo mejor: ver un pinguino salir del agua
Lo peor: que nos digan que hay una colonia de focas y que solo haya 4





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mirrow lakes 2mirrow lakes 2
mirrow lakes 2

clear water and the mountain s / agua clara y montanhas
chilling  /  relajandonoschilling  /  relajandonos
chilling / relajandonos

a cold evening in the van / una tarde fria en la furgoneta
Nugget PointNugget Point
Nugget Point

'full' of seals and penguins!! / "lleno" de focas y pinguinos!!


5th November 2008

Guayyyy
Siento decirtelo, pero cada vez que le comento vuestro viaje a cualquiera, su primera palabra es "QUE GUAYYYY", y además para que lo sepais nosotros sí sabemos que sois muy "GUAYS" por ser como sois y no por el viaje, aunque hay que reconocer que lo que estais haciendo es muy "GUAY" y con vuestro blog haceis que nosotros lo pasemos "GUAY" . Cuidaros mucho un besote de family. Como siempre las fotos "GUAYS".
5th November 2008

Joder NZ!!!
Milford, do you have to go so far to see M I L F O R D !!! He he he. Did you know that Matt was going to propose at Milford Sound, but due to the bad weather our tickets to get there by plane were cancelled. So we never made it. Instead, i decided to jump of a plane, he he he, Sky Dive in Wanaka, where our house was. And i didn't have a clue that he was going to propose, poor man, the people back in England knew about it. I didn't til months later, when he decide to propose in Menorca. And Deni,... You, Guys... are definetely super C O O L, but i wont tell anyone. Keep well and enjoy NZ, not the cool people. Un besazo
5th November 2008

Wow!
Wow! The pictures are awesome. I feel as if I am traveling, And never leaving the US. Take care and keep taking these incrediable photos.
9th November 2008

What can I say!!!! I am watching you baby!!!! and also missing you...

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