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Horses, Elves, Hobbits and Dragons

May 4th 2014
It would be rude to come to New Zealand without indulging in at least a little bit of nerdy Lord of the Rings tourism. With this in mind, I decided I was going to go on a trip to the place they filmed the Misty Mountains and Lothlorien Forest scenes, and obviously I was going to do this on horseback so I could pretend to be an elf princess. Unfortunately in a burst of overexcitement when I firs ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
27th June 2014

Small acts of kindness and love
Great scenery, which in my opinion, was the best part of the Rings (I'm a 3 on your scale, and filed my nails during the fight scenes). And wow--those Misty Mountains do indeed look misty--very evocative of dragons and such. Glad the horses showed you small acts of kindness and love and didn't throw you to the ground. Next up--elf city?

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