The Doulos in Auckland
Good morning everybody!! Probably it would be better if I say good evening....
First of all thank you for your comments. At the end of my message I will try to answer to your questions!!
Today I would like to introduce you The Doulos. Have you ever heard about that? Maybe you had a cruise or a nice trip on it! You have surely understood that I am talking about a boat, but a special ones! I went to see it last week at the Auckland Harbour. But before starting let me tell you a little bit of history....The Doulos was built in the United States just 2 years after the Titanic, in 1914. At the beginning it was a cargo ship, then, during World War Two it served with the US Coast Guard. It was a luxurious cruise ship owned by an Italian company and finally, in 1977 a Christian charity purchased the vessel with the idea to teach the Bible to the world. In fact if you visit it and have a look inside you will find a lot of books, it is quite amazing I have to say.
This will be the last ever visit, as the Doulos is due to retire.
Here you can find some pictures my husband and I shot during our visit.
As you can see I'm wearing a light jacket.....in fact it's Winter here while it's Summer in the Northern Hemisphere....!!!
Actually, I can't really complain about the weather in New Zealand. I am thinking about the freezing winter we usually have in the Dolomiti - Italy!
Here I have never wear a real jacket, like a heavy windbreaker but I use more often the umbrella instead !! You probably know that New Zealand is much green, its nature is just amazing and there are beautiful trees and plants. It's because here the rain is very common!! I even saw raining cats and dogs!!! Ahahahahah!!
And now my answers to your many questions:
Dear Jeronimo 14, I am not keen on football. Anyway I like watching some "important" match like the Euro 2008. I woke up at 6.00am to watch Italy vs Spain......and we lost!!
I am happy that Spain won, I think it deserves it....after more than 40 years!!
By the way, I have been to Valencia to see the race between New Zealand and Alinghi....did you guess which sport I am talking about?
I don't miss my family yet but I will tell you about this in one of my next messages.
Ana Paula, nice to meet you!! You are right, New Zealand is wonderful and I will show you some pictures soon. At the moment I'm working in a special food shop and I talk with customers all day. I am quite happy to practice my English, especially regarding my studies, food I mean.
Adek, I don't have children yet...
Adytya, as food technologist I should work in a food company, analyzing food in a laboratory or formulating new products. For now I am improving my knowledge about English products and, trust me, it's not easy!!! I took my degree in Italy so , here, I have to learn many new things. I think it is very exciting, though!
Naheed, thank you!! I hope I could answer to all your questions!
Hi Fuji! I live in Auckland and yes, you should travel all around New Zealand because it is fantastic!!
Dear Mercè, I am writing from New Zealand cause I live here now.
Habooba, I like your name!! It sounds strange to me but it is nice. Wow, 50 degrees!!! Here there are about 13-14 degrees during the day....
Felicitas, thank you for your comment. I already wrote something about a food technologist job so you can read my answers. I'm working here...so my holidays are finished...sigh!
Vijay, thank you so much!!
Dear Elena, you asked me a big question! I guess there are many reasons if they do that. Often a gm variety is much more resistant to some diseases and so it lasts longer and harvest is better. Think for example to a kind of strawberry that has a gene of a Baltic fish to keep it resistant to cold temperatures! We don't know yet all the consequences of these modify food and people don't know much about these new studies. That's why, in my opinion, all this seems to be so scary.
Well, I'm drinking my coffee and I am almost ready to go to work as the day is starting here!
I can’t wait to read your comments so, turn on your pc and write me!
Good night everybody!
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