So my pine nuts were, in fact $109.99 per kilo. The confusion came in because they are listed as $10.99 at the place where you buy bulk nuts. But that is per 100 grams, and at the register they charge you per kilo. Whatevs! I went back to the grocery store for more food and just brought the receipt with me. So I didn't waste a trip to the store or anything. But I was just a teensy bit embarrassed, standing there, expecting my $6 refund, then being told I didn't get one, and then still standing there in disbelief, like, "please can I just have my $6?".
Anyway, we had TACO night last night and I made the most yummiest guacamole ever.
So now I'm trying to get serious about flights out of Christchurch through Bali and Singapore to Bangkok. I'm finding prices to be around $700 US from NZ to Bali, and then $700 US from Bali to Bangkok with a 4 day stop in Singapore. But now the question is, is that a good deal? Who knows. What is expensive? Just because when you search, you'll find flights also for $2300, does that mean the flight for $700 is cheap? Can't I just fly out of here for like $250? Jeez.
I booked a train pass on something called the TransAlpine from Christchurch to Greymouth for Wednesday. The girls here said I can leave half my stuff and just take what I need with me, so that will lighten my load a bit. I'm going to rent a car in Greymouth so I can drive down the west coast of NZ to see glaciers (New Zealanders pronounce this 'glassy-ers') and snow-capped mountains. I'm going to maybe do a heli-hike up a glacier, which means I'll have to rent boots with spikes on the bottoms. Sounds like fun, eh?
That sounds really fun...I want to see those new zealand glaciers and fjords so bad. Let us know how they compare with Norway.
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