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Category Archive: Travel

Coast to Coast Walkway

When was the last time you walked from the west coast to the east coast of your country? On Sunday, Andrew and I decided it was a nice cool day for a long,… 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

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

Waiheke Island

This Saturday Andrew and I spent my birthday on Waiheke, an island about a half hour from Auckland. Having spent a week in Auckland City, I wanted to see some of the ‘real’… Continue reading

First Impressions

City life… so it’s been three days, and to tell you the truth, Auckland is just like any other city. The people speak with delightful accents and drive on the other side of the road,… Continue reading

Leaving on a Jet Plane, Don’t Know When I’ll be Back Again…

Made it! After more than 17 hours in the air, over six hours in the LAX airport and passing over one international date time line, Andrew and I are in New Zealand. On… Continue reading