Wanganui, Waikiki, Wipeout!

Nov 08, 2010 2 Comments by

I have finally discovered my problem with planning this fantastico trip. I’m horribly bad with names. It’s ridiculous really. Anyone who knows me, will attest to this. I call everyone precious, darling, sweetheart, pretty, the list goes on and on. Mainly because after 3 times, I can no longer ask your name without looking like a jack-ass. This problem is multiplied by New Zealand.

This is how the process normally goes:

  1. Start reading the guide book for the 25th time and try to decide where I want to go.
  2. Read place name Wanganui.
  3. Makes me think of Waikiki.
  4. The Beach Boys song “Wipeout!” goes through my head.

Sometimes the process goes straight to Mount Wannahockaloogie from Finding Nemo.

Cause let’s be honest. This name, “Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu” is not ok people! I can’t even begin to deal with that. It even goes down in Guinness World Records. I’m tempted to stop by just to get a picture of the city sign.

Next steps? A list and a map. Let’s start jamming push pins in and see where I get to.


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2 Responses to “Wanganui, Waikiki, Wipeout!”

  1. Emily says:

    Bahahahahahaha! I can totally attest to your serious problem with learning names. However will you survive without me? :)

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