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youth hostel

Vivienne Plumb

it rains and it rains and you are trapped in the back bedroom of the Kerikeri youth hostel listening to Heidi the German backpacker from Frankfurt wax eloquent on dolphins and rainbows/ in the third bed there is a passing parade/ a kiwifruit picker who snores a grandmother who is paranoid about fluoridated water and eventually a Japanese tourist who participates in a long daily facial regime/ before she leaves the Japanese snaps a photo of her stuffed pink panther toy sitting tucked into her bunk bed/ she shows us her photos on the digital camera and tells us in broken English that she has taken a snap shot like this at every youth hostel she has stayed along the length and breadth of New Zealand


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