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Hobbit driving big surge in tourism - NZ



Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 4 2013, 10:09pm


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Hobbit driving big surge in tourism - NZ

http://www.stuff.co.nz/...big-surge-in-tourism


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Jun 4 2013, 10:41pm


Views: 299
Could it be said then the Hobbit has paid itself back by now?

I'd contribute too...but you're so far... could we hire Oss to drag you a bit closer to Europe? Not that it would mess up your climate or anything.

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied

(This post was edited by Faenoriel on Jun 4 2013, 10:41pm)


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 5 2013, 5:49am


Views: 277
Is it 'New Zealand tourism',

or tourism specific to Wellington and places like Matamata?
Just curious really.


Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 5 2013, 6:49am


Views: 287
I don't have answers to either of your questions, ladies,

but here's another brief report on the report.
http://tvnz.co.nz/...-tourists-nz-5455283
Perhaps there will be more in-depth info after the full marketing strategy is released this week.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jun 5 2013, 8:03pm


Views: 264
Where's New Zealand?

For that matter, where was Old Zealand?

Just kidding! Smile


Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 5 2013, 8:23pm


Views: 252
re: New Zealand

Believe it or not, someone said to me after I told her I was living in New Zealand now, "Oh, that's next to Arizona, isn't it?"
Let's just say she misheard me.Angelic


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Jun 5 2013, 8:56pm


Views: 248
The original Zealand (actually Zeeland) is in Netherlands, and means "sea land" //

 

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied


Annael
Immortal


Jun 6 2013, 1:37am


Views: 237
I believe it!

I've met people who think New Mexico is not part of the US . . .

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

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Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 6 2013, 1:51am


Views: 230
Or to take the kindest view...

Maybe the person meant to say Australia, and instead said Arizona. That may sound unlikely, but it's quite possible. My mom once told some foreign tourists we met in Yosemite that the trail they were on would take them to Niagara Falls, all the time intending to say Nevada Falls. She said it several times during their conversation, too, and never realized what she'd said. The poor people looked completely baffled until I corrected the name.

These names that begin with the same letter can be tricksy. Tongue

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Eruwestial37
Rohan

Jun 6 2013, 5:40am


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Oh yes!

I lived in New Mexico for about a dozen years and whenever I travelled outside it, people wanted to know if I'd had trouble crossing the border! This was in states that were close to NM. Weird.


DanielLB
Immortal


Jun 6 2013, 6:07am


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I once knew someone from America who thought ...

That Lisbon (Portugal) was an hour or two drive from London (UK). Unimpressed As far as I'm aware, they were deadly serious.


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 6 2013, 7:17am


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If you look on a world map, it's

on the right of West Island.


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2013, 11:38am


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I've still got some old NM pesos from when I lived in Albuquerque.//

 



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Annael
Immortal


Jun 6 2013, 3:11pm


Views: 193
re your footer

my father's not very computer-savvy, at 89, but he tries. I brought my new laptop to their house recently & asked him what the security key for the wifi was. He said "it's on a post-it on the router." So I climbed up into the loft where his office is and found it.

It was their phone number.

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 7 2013, 1:29am


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Golly! I'd love to invade NZ again :D //

 



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Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 7 2013, 4:42am


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Somehow, gramma,

I have a feeling you will - with bells on!
Heart


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jun 7 2013, 7:29am


Views: 190
Do you need a passport to go from the US to Hawaii?

Travel agents apparently still get asked that all the time. HI has been a state since 1959.

People also commonly ask if folks speak English in HI. That's actually a little more relevant, since there are a lot of Hawaiian words in daily use here: mauka, makai, mahalo, and pau hana (one of my favorites), for example. And there are many, many Japanese tourists, so many signs and menus are bilingual English/Japanese.