Saturday, November 8, 2008

decisions, decisions (too)

on the way to queenstown, the magicbus driver said something like: "people plan on spending three days here, and then they stay for three months." ..i've already extended my stay to three days, but something is telling me to stay longer.
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well, here's the situation:
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1. you can stay on the magic bus, and visit another couple of cities before flying out of new zealand, or
2. you can stay here, in queenstown, get to taste it, to know it, enjoy it, and then spring for another bus that will take you directly to the christchurch airport (when the time comes).
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thought process:
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if you go, you'll see another couple of towns. ..you'll see things you've never seen before. ..you'll pet a penguin, visit a museum, swim with baby seals, view a mountain (complete with rivers, waterfalls, lakes, etc.). ..you might even get in a game of bingo or two. ..(yawn)
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but if you staaaaaay... ahhhhhhhhhhh...
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you'll get to know this fantastic town, you'll get to hike every day. ..you'll have a spa (hot tub). ..you won't have to unpack/pack/unpack every day. ..you can apply for a future november-march job.
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heck, you can see something you've never seen before every, single minute of your life if you stay put and just watch it all unfold... ..maybe traveling allows you the opportunity to realize that "roots are what allow the branches to travel."
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inner voice: okay, give me one more good reason why i should stay in queenstown...
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(inner response: i'll give you two good reasons):
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1. you already feel as though you left byron bay too soon, and
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if you were in my glacier-proof runners, what would you do-Be-do???

2 comments:

  1. Honestly, you've seen the 'lush' side of the south island (west coast). The east side is drier and not as green (though it is still beautiful). You didn't add Winnibagos (pub) to the list in the 'reasons to stay' column. I assume that was an oversight.

    You know what I would do.

    claude

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