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Travelogue: Rotorua

I really want to know, what would possess a country to build a city over a geothermal hotspot that makes the entire place smell of rotten eggs?  And then make that city a tourist super center?

So far, Rotorua has been the low point of my trip.  Take some foul smells, mix in bad traffic jams (the only traffic jams I’ve seen in New Zealand), subtract out parking spaces, sprinkle with a boatload of tourists, and add a library that charges for wifi on top, and you’ve got Rotorua.
Rotorua - thermal vent

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