through narrow crevasses, wading through deep water until they get to a beautiful waterfall. The Squeeze is a perfect name for the area as you literally have to squeeze through the cliffs to move along. I thought Juan Pablo was going to get stuck at one point.
I was so surprised to see the Ogos (huge polyvinyl clear hamster balls). Juan Pablo and the girls made rides down the green New Zealand countryside, (two to three in a ball) in Ogos. The rocking and rolling is truly for the young at heart. The zorbing ride can be done on land or water. Ogo is the company that makes the balls in Rotorua, NZ.
Next, The Bachelor took the contestants to the erupting geysers near Rotorua. The show made one huge mistake when they had the one on one dinner setting so close to the geyser. Juan Paul and Andi got soaked. What a wonderful way for the bachelor to rescue his fair maiden. I’m sure this will tightened the bond between the two of them.
The girls and Juan Pablo went to a village where Lord of the Rings was filmed. I’m not sure what city, but it was probably Queenstown, on the Southern tip of NZ.
I loved the panoramic views of New Zealand, with volcanos, snow covered mountains, glaciers, huge rock faces, and beaches. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the rock covered beach Juan Pablo took Clare to on their one on one date, but the background scenery was beautiful.
The airfares from Minneapolis to New Zealand run around $2000. With fares this high, you probably want to stay at least two weeks and maybe combine it with a trip to Australia.
It certainly would be worth every dollar.