"Nelson" Nelson by bsfreeloader

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Touted as the sunniest place in New Zealand, Nelson is often used as a base for exploring the Marlborough wine region and Abel Tasman National Park. It’s a clean, attractive, and manageable city but with no particular charm or character. And, as much as I wanted to like it, I couldn’t help but get the impression that it is as pretentious and phony as the people who love it so much. Indeed, it’s one of those places whose slick packaging tends to mask the fact that it is nothing special and everything about it is decidedly mediocre and overpriced.

  • Last visit to Nelson: Jan 2007
  • Intro Written Feb 9, 2007
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