24th July 2014 – Taupo, New Zealand
Maybe it was the lake, stretched out in miles Or maybe it was the decline in temperature. But I saw a plane, ogled at it for ages, Then fell sick, and drew myself a silly caricature.
They say New Zealand is ridiculously expensive. True, but the most precious thing here seems to be sleep, which I am yet to find cheap. The trend continued today too.
After a late night of drinking, woke up early in the morning to catch a bus to Taupo. When travelling in New Zealand, I suggest a bus pass called the ‘naked bus passport’. Just figured out, that they are called ‘naked bus, because they strip the cost of your travel! Looks like I am not the only one working on wordplay here.
So, a passport worth 50 NZD, can get you 3 trips across New Zealand. I used my first pass today, to get to Taupo. After checking into the Backpackers, I ended up taking a quick walk. And I saw a plane. And a McDonalds. Oh wait, its a plane, INSIDE a McDonalds!
Turns out, McDonalds Taupo converted a decommissioned DC-3 airplane, complete with propellers and wings, into a seating area. If that is not the coolest golden arches ever, what is? I walked a little more to the edge of the beautiful Lake Taupo. And then, a headache struck. Must be all the lack of sleep.
Today, paracetamol replaces Jim Beam. Change was inevitable.