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Paua in Kaikoura

Although the trip around the North Island was only me, Dani, and Rob, my sister’s flatmate Pete decided to accompany us to the South Island. While we were grabbing some necessities from the… Continue reading

Wanganui River Road

Even though I’ve mentioned our day trip and a couple of stops on our South Island road trip, I really should first talk about our mini road trip around the North Island. We… Continue reading

A day trip from Wellington

During my first week in Wellington, we took a short day trip outside of the city to check out ┬áLake Ferry, the Putanginia Pinnacles (rock formation), and Cape Palliser (seal hangout, a.k.a. Matakitakiakupe).… Continue reading

Burgers (& Beer, Inc.) – Christchurch

Although I’ve heard plenty about the recent destruction caused by earthquakes in Christchurch, I didn’t really know what to expect. People still live there…businesses keep cropping up…but I didn’t realize how much impact… Continue reading

Postcard Scenery: The North Island

After arriving in Wellington and spending a few days meeting my sister’s flatmates and exploring the little capital, we headed out for a trip North. Our final destination (for the holidays) was Clive,… Continue reading

A Sad Excuse for an Airline

Jet Star sucks. First, they cancelled my early morning flight about 30 minutes in advance, making my late-night airport roaming totally pointless. Then they delayed my re-booked flight by over an hour. Eventually… Continue reading

Where a “Walkabout” is actually possible – Sydney

Although pretty mentally swamped when planning for my visit to Sydney, Australia, I did take a general inventory of certain sites that I HAD to see while in the city. The Sydney Harbour… Continue reading

Foot Update

For those of you who were curious about my gimp status, I am mostly recovered. A few weeks ago I made a trip back to the hospital to get my stitches removed and… Continue reading

The Apple Retreat, Kanchanaburi

My last weekend trip of my time in Thailand (so sad) was to Kanchanaburi! I always work until 5:30, so I bussed/MRT’d/BTS’d to Victory Monument in order to meet Jill and take a… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: MRT (Underground)

The MRT – a more air-conditioned, modern version of the BTS – is also a great way to avoid the rush-hour traffic. MRT Tips: You can buy MRT tickets (they are actually black… Continue reading