Hello from New Zealand!! Today I found some balls (more like got dragged kicking and screaming) up to the peak of the Queenstown Bike Park to try their trail. Somehow I didn’t know it was a downhill mountain biking trail!! My poor little Scott Spark 30 XC bike was rattling down the slopes, slipping around the berms, and getting flung across the rollers.
I am a beginner to mountain biking, and never done a downhill track! I stuck to Hammy’s Track, the easiest, grade 2 Green track. It takes about 40 minutes at my speed (brakes on!) to get from the skyline peak to the bottom. We took the gondola, and a morning half day pass from 10am-2pm was enough.
There is a lovely cafe at the peak too, not overpriced (pot of tea for $3.50) and has amazing views over Queenstown.
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What can you get with $2? A cup of Starbucks coffee? Not even. A train ride out to town one way? Sounds about right. Definitely a full meal off of McDonalds heart attack $1 menu. Those two dollars doesn’t seem like it’ll go a long way, but merely just spare change nestled in your pockets for a rainy day.
After a 4.5 hours bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, we needed a little unwinding time of just doing absolutely nothing. The air savored of beef and basil, and even with the language barrier we had no problem ordering our satisfying bowl of beef noodles. All this goodness only cost us fifty cents!
The unpaved roads, miles of ancient ruins, rows of breathtaking scrolls and paintings gave Siem Reap an untouched characteristic. Rows of chairs were setup both … Read More »