The second day in Wellington was all good with Nicki and Susan again. We had a full day touring the beaches, and saw funny penguin signs.
Penguins are in the wild all over NZ!
Wellington is the place that Peter Jackson calls home, both for his house and his big film studio, WETA. If you are Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit fans, New Zealand is the place for you!
We drove through Hobbitown on our way to Rotarua, where they did some filming for the movies. And in Wellington, we visited a studio with actual props, costumes, and models.
There was a scary documentary that described WETA’s history that will give you nightmares for the rest of your lives – I would say that nobody should watch who is under 12 years old. I had my eyes closed most of the time. Check out some of the cool photos.
That evening, we went to a great Japanese restaurant with Nicki and Susan. I had yummy udon noodles with chicken.
Like I said before, just like San Francisico, Wellington is a very diverse, international city, and is the capital of New Zealand. Special thanks to Nicki and Susan for hosting my family there! We had a great time!
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