Wine, wine and more wine!!
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I am very glad to "be stuck" in Napier for a few days. I think it is such a nice little city. So cute! Yesterday I mainly wandered around. I took a guided Art Deco walk which was very good. The little shops here are amazinng - there are so, so many things that I want to buy. Oooo the shoes and the clothes are to die for! Thank God I only have a backpack or I would spend a fortune. I am thinking how convinient it is that I'm going directly to Melbourne now though... I might have a splurge a little bit.
Today I went on a vineyard tour. It was great! Vince, our guide was fantastic. We got to go to 5 different vineyards. For someone who doesn't know much about wine, I feel I have learned a lot (how to swirl the glass and smell to pick out the flavors and how to hold the glass). I tried a lot of different things but I'm still partial to white. I feel a bit posh now with my sauvinons and chardonnay's and pinot gris... You don't spit out the wine so needless to say after about 6-7 wines at 5 different places I am feeling the effects! Tonight I am going to dinner with the 3 girls I met on the tour, all medical students from the UK doing 8 week placements here. We are also going to a party tonight - some Kiwis we also met on the tour.
I will update again soon,