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From Auckland to Sydney

I’m back in Sydney and finally getting myself settled and situated after my short hop over to New Zealand. I spent my time solely on the north of the north island on this trip – mainly because I was concerned I was going to have to make a doctor’s appointment to get my visa. Besides what I’ve already written, I… Read more
July 29, 2009 · Continue Reading · 0

Hanging Out in Hobbiton

No doubt crosses my mind that it was a completely nerdy thing to do by visiting Matamata, New Zealand for the sole purpose of visiting Hobbiton. However, visiting the partial set of where the hobbits lived in The Lord of the Rings can only happen if you are in New Zealand, so hey, it seemed like a valid plan. Before… Read more
July 24, 2009 · Continue Reading · 7

Visa Woes

I changed my flight. Remember how in my last visa post I talked about wondering if a week would be enough time? Well, I had to make a decision yesterday and I didn’t think it would be sufficient. In spite of the research I had done asking many other people how long it took to get their working holiday visa… Read more
July 13, 2009 · Continue Reading · 2

Conquering an Ant Hill

I perused the wall of pamphlets and things to do in Auckland in the hostel until I found a few items that caught my attention. One of these was an adventure over to Rangitoto Island where I could scale volcanoes. How could I pass that one up?! I hopped onto the computer to check out the ferry details from Auckland… Read more
July 10, 2009 · Continue Reading · 5

New Zealand Visa Run Fun Fun

Ok, fine people, I’ll update my blog already 🙂 I guess I just do so much writing for work nowadays that I’m all blogged out when I’m at home, leaving this little blog hanging. I can’t even begin to pick a place to talk about, so I’ll just start with the present. I am in New Zealand! After spending four… Read more
July 9, 2009 · Continue Reading · 6

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