In the morning we woke up had breakfast and then went to our room to get organized for the first ski day!!! The day was beautiful and there was good snow (a good first day). After we irst we got organized we got our skis and off we went for the first day of skiing. First we started with easy lines, just so we can get into it. After a vey nice and slow day we where in the lobby and I met and Italian kid whitch was vey nice. We played sone pool and then it was time for dinner. Dinner in that hotel is always Japanese so I had to find some stuff that I liked. likely I found some chiken that I liked and the dessert was nice. After that we went to the lobby for a while. In the lobby I played pool, watched T.V. played on the computer and then we went to the Onson. Now my sister daphne is a girl and we were 2 boys so we couldn't enter the girls Onson and that was the problem (I don't really want to talk about that Onson problem).

What is The Onson
The Onson is a Japnese tredisional shower. The boys are in one shower and the girls are in the another. When you get into the Onson you take your clothes off. After you have done that you take a shower with body wash and shampoo. After that you go into a very very hot bath and after that you finish your bath. I think it's very refreshing 
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On Saturday the 13th of February 2010 I went with my Dad and my sister to ski in Japan. The place in Japan was near Nagano is called Shiga Kogen. We have been skiing in the same ski place last year and we where going to the same hotel we have been to last year.
On 9:30 A.M. we took a Cathay Pacific flight to Narita Airport in Tokyo Japan. After a short flight of about 3 hours and 40 minutes we got a taxi that took us to the ski area. There were 3 more people on the taxi, one was going to visit his family in Nagano and the other two got off somewhere near Nagano and took another smaller taxi to their destination. After driving for about 5 and a half hours we finally got to the ski area. After putting all our baggage our room we went to rent our ski boots, skis, helmet and suit. My Dad didn't need any suit or boots because he had those already. After that we sat a little at the bar there and got a little rest from the long journey we had, and then took a shower (Japanese Onson: I will tell you about it in my next post) we went to sleep.   
 
The next day we had to leave at 12 P.M. to catch our flight to Sydney but before we left we went with a lady that lives in that farm house to search for the sheep again. We found them and then fed them. It was totally fun. Then we drove to the airport, returned the rental car and went on a Quantas flight to Sydney.
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We were now on our way back to Christchurch. Before we got to Christchurch we slept at a farm house. When we got to the farm house we fed the Alpacas and one of the Alpacas spat on me (Not a nice experience). Then after I washed my face we went to feed the Sheep, but there was no luck for us. We ate dinner and went to sleep.
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From Te Anau we went east to a city named Dunedin. When we got there we went to see the Cadbury chocolate factory. They explained all sorts of things about how to make chocolate. We also got liquid chocolate and we also saw 1 ton of chocolate falling. When we finished we went to a wild trip next to the Otago Peninsula. In the start we saw some Albatross. The albatross is the largest bird in the world reaching 3.5 meters from one wing to the other. Then we saw some sea lions, seals and yellow eyed penguins and all that was in there natural habitat. Five lovely hours. 
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We all woke up at 6 A.M. and drove to Milford Sound. Almost all the way my sister and I were sleeping. We got to the place at 8 and on 9 we got on a boat to see one of the wonders of the world: the Fiord. It was amazing, we also saw some seals and lots of waterfalls. On the way back I was awake and we saw a bird which was quiet big and scary. We saw some snow and stopped to play with it a little.
I learned that Milford Sound is one of the rainiest places in the world. It has 6 meters of rainfall each year!!
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Day #8

We woke up at Queens Town. We ate breakfast at our room and went to the city again. We went to see some Kiwi but then we decided to go on the cable car again (The Kiwi place was close to the cable car). At the cable car my sister and I did the Luge again and our parents waited for us in a café place. Then my mom was a risk – taker and did the Paragliding (It's something she always wanted to do). She said the view was incredible from up there (That day was nice and sunny). Then we ate lunch at a family restaurant and continued on our way to Te Anau. When we got to the hotel we went to see glowworms. We took a boat to a cave which was dark and walked in it until we got to a place in the cave were a little boat took us around a place were most of the glowworms where. After that we came back to our hotel.
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Day #7

We woke up and went to an hour ride on a Jet Boat.
Then we continued to a cable car. On the top we did the Luge which is a car ride.
You take a car and drive with it all the way down. It was FUN!!!
We ate lunch up there and then my mother and my young sister went horse riding for an hour and a half while my dad and I walked along the river. After that we went to the pool again. We slept at Queens Town.
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Day #6

We woke up. After a good breakfast we walked along the lake.
We climbed on a tree. From there we continued to a place called Puzzling World.
Puzzling World is a place for puzzling. I did the big maze. The big maze is a place were you need to get to all 4 towers and back to the start. It was very very hard for me and my dad but we worked it out. Then we continued to Queens Town.
From there we went straight to a big swimming pool with water slides. After that we ate dinner and went to sleep.
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Day #5

We woke up and then watched a short movie about the glaciers in Franz Joseph. After that we went on quad bike journey. It was so fun because my driver was one of the instructors over there so she did some cool stuff that nobody else did. Then we drove 4 hours to Wanaka. On the way we stopped at the Fox glacier to see the blue glacier.
Then we finally got to Wanaka and that is where we slept.
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