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Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Your First Triathlon

One of my very good friends, Carrie, ran a triathlon this past August. (Woo-hoo!) Carrie and I became friends in middle school, and even though I moved away after my freshman year in… Continue reading

Oktobor Fest

This Friday Andrew’s company threw an Oktobor Fest! Now, you may be thinking, you spelled that wrong, but alas, Andrew works at Oktobor Animation Studio. Talk about a work party! There were sausages… Continue reading

The Maori, a Cultural Window

So Andrew and I decided it’d be very interesting to learn more about the Maori culture since they are a fairly big part of the New Zealand demographic. The Polynesian people came to… Continue reading

Otorohanga Kiwi House – Native Bird Park

Andrew and I stopped in Otorohanga to see some kiwi birds, a flightless bird only found in New Zealand. Since they are nocturnal  we saw them in a darkened enclosure and were unable to… Continue reading

Wairere Falls

The Shire & Weathertop

!For Lord of the Rings Fans only! Well, you’ve been warned. Our first stop on our trip was to Hobbiton. Located in Matamata, New Zealand, Peter Jackson located the perfect rolling green hills… Continue reading

Rotorua and some hot Thermal Action

On Sunday of Labour Day weekend Andrew and I took our adventures to Rotorua. A town known for the most dynamic thermal action in New Zealand. It also smells of sulphur, everywhere. For… Continue reading

A big Romney Fan

That’s right folks, I’m a really big Romney fan. I’m talking about the Romney sheep, of course. As I mentioned before, Andrew and I kicked off our adventure this weekend by stopping in… Continue reading

Labour Day Weekend

The joy of long weekends. This Monday was Labour Day in New Zealand. Andrew and I took advantage of the long weekend to go on an adventure. I tried to pack as much… Continue reading

One Month

It’s hard to believe I’ve been in New Zealand for a month! This also means I only have another 11 months that I can stay here unless I get a real job! This… Continue reading