Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Franz Josef Glacier (2 of 2)

I (obviously) found me a local internet cafe, where I'm hanging out until such time as my dinner reservations.

A note on food in New Zealand.  I'm in another one of them one-street towns.  OK, it's bigger than Arrowtown (that was one-street that only went one-way) but this is Not A Big Place.  I mean, the directions to the Glacier Walks Office are "we're next to the gas station."

So I'm expecting a McDonald's and maybe a "local color" sort of establishment that serves hearty portions of local grub.  And what I'm finding are pub type joints that are serving full high-class meals (with wine and everything).  No doubt, the portions are hearty (as they were in Queenstown, too), but it's more of that snooty-type food you don't expect to find in a one-horse town.

Gotta hand it to 'em -- either (a) the Kiwis just like to eat good or (b) the Kiwis figured out that, hey, if they're going to have a tourist town, they might as well hit the tourists up for the price of a good meal.  Either way, I'm impressed

2 comments:

rinakatay21 said...

I really love reading about your trip! It's hard to imagine you're SO far away sending us all the details of your adventures! And quite an adventure it is! Next time, I wanna go! =)

andreakingme said...

This is all verra interesting. Small towns with cuisine. Next to glaciers. What did the glacier look like, by the way? A mountain? Was it white?

I wish I had the guts to do what you're doing. You deserve a lot of credit there, NZ.