A new day, sunshine, petrol in the tank and a leisurely pace and Arrowtown is quite a lovely place to visit. Its a historic mining town with trendy shops and restaurants. There is a park with restored mining houses of Chinese miners who came for the gold rush. The town has a 'western' feel, and Queenstown is much like Whistler or Banff. Both towns have artsy, small theatres that promote alternative/good movies. We went to theatre in Queenstown that had about sixty seats and a beautiful silk patch ceiling to watch a Steve Martin black and white film. Last night we went to Arrowtown to watch movie about Tolstoi in a theatre of 30 seats. The bars and restaurants are very nice in Arrowtown because you don't have the throb of tourists in the streets. When in Queenstown, look up and you'll see hot air balloons, para-gliders, helicopters and small planes. The streets are filled with skiers now. A perk about the ski slopes here in New Zealand is no trees.
I have a year to travel starting this summer of 2008. I will start in the United Kingdom, then cross to Ireland. Then I plan to go to Poland and Ukraine. Depending upon the political climate, I may venture into Turkey. In preparation, I have spent many hours reading other peoples' blogs. I wonder how my adventure will unfold?
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