jamie goode's wine blog: In Queenstown - a beautiful place

Monday, January 25, 2010

In Queenstown - a beautiful place

Arrived rather jetlagged in Queenstown at noon today, but I was shaken from my stupor by the view as we walked down the steps from the plane. Just remarkable: the best quality light you can imagine, and some incredibly raw, vivid mountains surrounding the town.

I spent a couple of hours wandering around town and taking in some of the views. It's very much dominated by thrill-seeking outdoor tourism. I'm spending the afternoon taking it easy; I'll try to stay up late-ish tonight, and then I'll be up early with my first appointment at Felton Road in the morning; a nice way to start.

I tried to buy a cheap mobile for using here, but they don't have cheap mobiles in NZ, it seems. In the UK you can get a pay as you go mobile for 15; here the cheapest I could find was $149, and you even have to pay $30 for just a SIM card. So I'll use my mobile and take the hit.

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At 4:06 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

Yes, I have heard this town is a must-see, and several of my co-workers have wanted to relocate there. Thanks for providing some nice pictures.


At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can buy a cheap 2 degress mobile from the supermarkets for around $79 and $2 for a sim card.

Beautiful time to be in Central Otago, though hope your heading up to Waipara way.

At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Tim Carlisle said...

I think a mate (and colleague) has got himself on the same gig as you are on - Kieron from SHJ, lucky boy!

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

If you'd posted before, I could have steered you in the direction of a money-saving SIM card (based on callback) that works internationally. Maybe some other time!

At 6:25 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

thanks alex, will seek your counsel next time

At 7:59 PM, Blogger James said...

Hey Jamie, definitely get a 2degrees SIM card from any supermarket or petrol station. By FAR by the cheapest! Should work in your UK mobile no probs, unless it's locked. Glad you're having so much fun here! Jim Tipping


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