Monday, February 05, 2007

Back to Sydney, thinking of New Zealand

After a wonderful trip to New Zealand I am back in Sydney again this morning, chatting on Skype with colleagues around the world (even though it is the weekend for them), working on cool software projects and generally enjoying the warm breeze blowing through the window, slightly scented with the salt of the sea.
On the way back into Syndey I met a beautiful young lady in the customs queue, her name is Tiffany, and she is the chef for TiriTiri Lodge on the eastern shore of Lake Wanaka. This looks like a wonderful retreat that I will have to visit at some stage. They have just opened and from their website it looks like a great place, but there is no mention of an internet connection. Is it possible to live without a connection? Even when I am on holiday relaxing I like to be able to read the news, download music, blog my holiday snaps, etc...
Tiffany: if you are reading this, come on, get an internet connection for guests and I'll come over and spend a few days relaxing by the lake.


tiritirilodge said...

Hi Dr Neil,

Tiffany from Tiritiri Lodge here! I was so suprised to find this on google the other day , thanks for the mention!

WE HAVE FREE INTERNET ACCESS IN EVERY ROOM! (not to mention all our other fab facilities.... large cedar hot tub, library of cd's dvd's etc...) I will now make a reference to it on the homepage to reassure any other travelers that although they are in a beautiful mountain retreat they are by no means shut of from the wonderful world wide web! Please do come and visit us the next time you are in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Dr. Neil said...

Hi Tiffany,
never under estimate those 'single serving' encounters on your travels. You never know who you might meet and what it might lead to.
Now I know you have net connection in your rooms I am even more tempted to visit some time this year.

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