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Taste of Auckland

I am originally from Chicago, the Best City in the WORLD! Go White Sox! And my favorite festival in Chicago is the Taste of Chicago. The Taste of Chicago  is the worlds largest… Continue reading

Job, where art thou?

Last week I went to a 6 hours at a job search workshop. While I had heard most of the advice before, I did learn a few interesting tidbits. For one, when asking… Continue reading

Rangitoto

Rangitoto is a volcanic island just 25 minutes by boat from Auckland City. It is also the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland Region. If you read about our Coast to Coast… Continue reading

Thanks Fred

So this past week was pretty routine. A job workshop, phone calls with recruiters and researching on-line. I listened to a couple of lectures and finished a good book. I played in my… Continue reading

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

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