01.08.2007 - 29.09.2007 -17 °C
After my trip to PNG, I returned to New Zeeland, with a four days stopover in North East Australia. Initially I wanted to stay longer in Australia, but after all the stories I heared about Solomons and PNG and my love for less developed places, I decided to stay longer there. And indeed, the development and huge Tourism near Brisbane were pretty disappointing. But the nature, a little bit away from the tourist centers, was pretty good. Espec. seeing Kangaroos every day was a highlight. Next time maybe to Western Autralia, not so developed.
Then I went to New Zealand for about a month, visiting Katja and skiing. Skiing was cool, but after two weeks I wanted to be back into paradise. Aussies and Kiwis are so annoyingly into rules, procedures and regulations. They destroy all own initiative and creativity. They even had somebody to make the lines at the skilift and tell who's turn it is to go on the lift.....ggrrrrr
So, now I am back in paradise; beiing a beachbum and playing dive instructor. I like it very much. I am renting a nice pink house (I am afraid of unexpected visitors that mistake my house for something else).
And I play tennis almost everyday with a Italian ex-soccer pro (C-league), turned restaurant-owner. Also the people at Genesis (www.genesisdivers.com), the dive center, are incredible nice and like a small family.
Every Thursday a divemaster organizes a BBQ and ever Saturday there is a beach disco. The town (highlights Mac Donnalds and Cinema) is only 20 minutes, so that is also pretty convenient. I am annoyingly busy and already gave five Open Water courses and a Resue Course. Working is really hard. I will stay her for a little or longer while now...
IMPORTANT and CHRISTMAS OFFER: I have a spare bedroom and can offer dive courses for 50% off (Open Water for $200). So, do not hesitate and come by!!!!