Tuesday, September 30, 2008

One in five book hotel for a one-night stand, Auckland, New Zealand, "David Lim", Monavie

Source: New Zealand Herald Newspaper

30 September 2008, Auckland, New Zealand

One New Zealander in five has booked a hotel room with a one-night stand in mind, a poll conducted by an online travel company reveals.

Judging the 5500-person Expedia.co.nz poll rampant naughtiness was most likely to take place in Auckland, voted as having New Zealand's best hotels.

Christchurch was missing out on the night moves, with its hotels rated the worst in the country by Expedia users.

An uncomfortable bed was less likely to ruin the experience than rude and unhelpful hotel staff, who topped the list of hotel gripes ahead of noisy rooms.

Only 20 per cent of respondents saw a uncomfortable bed as a pain, while rude staff rated 23 per cent.

Noise was a downer for 22 per cent of respondents, though presumably not by those making it, especially if they were among the one-night standers.

While 92 per cent of hotel stayers whipped off with the complimentary soaps and shampoos the morning after, less than three per cent made off with bathrobes or towels.

Most important was the cleanliness of the room (45 per cent), followed by the hotel's location (21 per cent).

One in six of those polled rated online research as the most significant source of information when booking accommodation, Expedia said.

Just 5 per cent were influenced by their travel agent's suggestions when booking, compared to 32 per cent who followed recommendations from family and friends.

The survey was conducted online via the Expedia.co.nz website between September 10 and 17.

Monday, September 29, 2008

One in a million shot! A Smile from God! David Lim, "David Lim's" blog, Auckland, New Zealand, davidlim

Just to share with you a picture my dear Sister emailed me today.

Send God's smile to someone you want to bless today, I just did.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Second visit to Rainbow's End, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

Today we've got a break from the kids and spent the entire Sunday at Rainbow's End Theme Park.  The kids packed their MP3 player, PSP player and Ameri took my notebook computer to spend the day at Highland Park with their cousin.

We went their in a group of four only (no kids, just Angie, Yen, Lew and myself).
We have to forward our clock by one hour in adavance as today is when daylight saving starts
It was a sunny and bright day (weather forecast was not accurate, thank goodness!)  We have had a go
od time as we took parts in most of the ride. Lunch was great, coffee is nice and the Banana Split icreams (my treat to them) is delicious.

We started the day trip at 11:00Am and by 5:00pm we headed home.  It was a bit tiring, but it was great to spend the day out on a bright sunny day.

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