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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
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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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