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?