Monthly archives: October, 2012

Does it never end?

Everywhere you go in this country, it’s picturesque! It’s like this entire country is just some pages ripped out of a story book! Crazy! Today I woke up in Christchurch, NZ, checked out of my very comfy hostel (Around the World Backpackers – great couple runs it, very cozy!) and started the 3.5 hour drive…




Hello from the South Island!

Good evening from the South Island of New Zealand! Today I flew from Auckland to Christchurch, about a 2 hour flight, landed around 2:45pm, picked up a car (much more expensive than Auckland, and they REALLY talked up the insurance. Wow), and made my way to the hostel. I have to say – travel really wears…



Last day in Taupo!

Good evening! Well I just had a little scare… I opened up my blog editor here and started to write, then flipped over to iPhoto to grab a picture from today to add in… only to find that none of the pictures I took were in there! I was 99.98% sure I had already imported…




Kia Ora from Lake Taupo

Kia Ora! I keep forgetting to use this in blog posts – I apologize. It’s quite late, but Kia Ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means literally “be well/healthy” and is translated as an informal “hi”. SO – what did I do today? Well I left my cozy little…




Oops I did it again…

You might think this is a joke. That exact thought ran through my mind yesterday. However, it is not. Yes that’s right. Once again, I left a bottle of shampoo at a hostel. Yes, I did this the very day, actually less than 12 hours, after I posted a blog post on this very blog…




Hamilton Day 2

Hey, hi, hello & good evening! Today let’s talk about two weird things about me… One – I have this really weird look sometimes when I’m taking pictures. See the one to the left. This irritates me to no end. I have no idea how I make this face, and I try constantly to avoid…




Hamilton Day 1

Good evening – this one is a bit weird, I wasn’t thrilled with the wifi options at this hostel, so I’ve opted just to keep using my 3G data here (of which I’ve already managed to use 500mb while in NZ). So this means that I’m writing this entry on my iPhone – so don’t…



Quick “Hello” from Auckland

Hi, good evening, etc… Making this one quick too… it’s getting late, I’ve been doing some coding so my brain is reaching it’s limit, and I’m tired. No pictures, sorry! Maybe tomorrow. OK so here we go… I woke up in Sydney on Sunday around 6am, I have to say that being in a 7…




Goodbye, Sydney!

Just a quickie tonight – it’s late, I’m tired, and I have to be up niiiiice and early for the flight tomorrow. I had a great last day in Sydney – I blew off the Blue Mountains (next time!) and decided to walk the city. Everywhere I went I ran into buskers and musicians performing,…




Sydney Bridge Climb 1

Bridge Climb!

Good evening! Well… the day had an interesting start. I set my alarm for 8:45am, lots of time to get up, shower, and get ready for my 10:20am appointment for the Bridge Climb (my non-refundable, $240 AUD appointment, that is). I haven’t had a problem waking up on time, or typically much earlier than my…