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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 Can't Post

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


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Jun 4 2013, 10:41pm

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Could it be said then the Hobbit has paid itself back by now? [In reply to] Can't Post

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
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Jun 5 2013, 5:49am

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Is it 'New Zealand tourism', [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 5 2013, 6:49am

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I don't have answers to either of your questions, ladies, [In reply to] Can't Post

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
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Jun 5 2013, 8:03pm

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Where's New Zealand? [In reply to] Can't Post

For that matter, where was Old Zealand?

Just kidding! Smile


Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 5 2013, 8:23pm

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re: New Zealand [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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The original Zealand (actually Zeeland) is in Netherlands, and means "sea land" // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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


Annael
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Jun 6 2013, 1:37am

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I believe it! [In reply to] Can't Post

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.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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Silverlode
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Jun 6 2013, 1:51am

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Or to take the kindest view... [In reply to] Can't Post

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

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Eruwestial37
Rohan

Jun 6 2013, 5:40am

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Oh yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

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 ... [In reply to] Can't Post

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 [In reply to] Can't Post

on the right of West Island.


L. Ron Halfelven
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Jun 6 2013, 11:38am

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I've still got some old NM pesos from when I lived in Albuquerque.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Annael
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Jun 6 2013, 3:11pm

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re your footer [In reply to] Can't Post

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.

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

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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grammaboodawg
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Jun 7 2013, 1:29am

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Golly! I'd love to invade NZ again :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Lissuin
Valinor


Jun 7 2013, 4:42am

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Somehow, gramma, [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jun 7 2013, 7:29am

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Do you need a passport to go from the US to Hawaii? [In reply to] Can't Post

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.







 
 

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