May 5, 2017 Live from the road

Rotorua - Taupo

Reported by Daniel Rubin 75.0 km

David and Ethan are tour guides of world-renowned Wai-o-Tapu, which was voted "One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World". They graciously give us free passes, and regale us with the story behind this truly world-class 'Thermal Wonderland'

Vera is the Statue of Liberty; very popular with the tourists

Pravera and Vera. We sometimes call them by each other's names!

Trent of Elite Adventures is spontaneously drawn to the torch and enjoys talking with us about the simple message of the Peace Run.

Urdhacheta running with the Peace Torch.

Niryana in action

Wairakei Primary School welcome us.

Preetidutta answering some good questions, like "How do I become a Peace Runner"?

In the afternoon we visit Lava Glass

Lynden of Lava Glass demonstrates the incredibly precise art of glass blowing.

The Glass Sculpture Garden is wonderful and magical

We sing in the amphitheater.

Our audience.

Thank-you Christine, owner of Lava Glass for inviting us to visit and letting us see the Glass Sculpture Garden. Thank-you also to Carolyn for your gracious and enthusiastic welcome.

Mark on the comeback from a long lay-off; The Peace Run is inspiring his renaissance.

Torch carried by
Daniel Rubin (New Zealand), Don Kerr (New Zealand), Mark Harvey (New Zealand), Niryana Marshall (New Zealand), Preetidutta Thorpe (New Zealand), Sean Abbott (Fiji), Shardul Dillicar (New Zealand), Urdhacheta Yap (Singapore), Vera Sevastiyanova (Russia).  
Urdhacheta Yap
The torch has travelled 75.0 km from Rotorua to Taupo.

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