i couldn't resist buying books..
and yes.. it's extra weight... i had a close call at the airport when the stupid check-in guy didn't want to let my check my luggage and hand luggage through cos i packed too much stuff.
Boo hoo hoo..
in the end, everything he said was a bunch of BS. I managed to repack and brought everything back.
I love the books that i bought.
Bought at Cloudy Bay Winery, Marlborough
Wine Dogs Deluxe Edition by Craig McGill & Susan Elliott (Hardcover - Oct 1, 2004)
I love the stories and portraits of the dogs in the book. Also, it's a great souvenir of the vineyards and estates that i visited in NZ.
And this one... in Queenstown
The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook (Lord of the Rings) by Ian Brodie and Peter Jackson (Paperback - Dec 15, 2003)
It's a great book to read as it points out the exact location where the scenes of the trilogy was made. As much as i would like to visit them all, it is a bit tough to do so. Some of the sites are on private land.. and some requiring lots of travel or even via helicopter. It's nice to know that i was there where some of the scenes were shot and read about those that i was passing through. Maybe i'd get to go back to NZ again?