Look, Christchurch, about all that anti-New Zealand talk I gave earlier: it’s not you, it’s me. I said those things before I ever got a chance to know you… the real you. Because with so many cafes and bars, and cafe/bars, one could say that you are actually kind of cool. Who was I to judge?
But it was a… Read more
It’s like the tourism Gods were punishing me. Last Wednesday at pub trivia, I let my true feelings about my upcoming trip to New Zealand come out. See, New Zealand and I have a relationship that is based on convenience rather than passion; it’s never really been on my list of places to see, and believe me, there are very… Read more
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
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
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
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
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 months… Read more