Category Archives: New Zealand

Across the Strait.

This is a bit of a transitional post. Not because it’s late (that’s kind of my thing, isn’t it) but because it’s the long-awaited crossing from the North to the South island. Now, when I say “long-awaited” that in reality … Continue reading

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Crossing Mount Doom!

I’ve never been great at getting up early. The jet lag did manage to get us rising with the sun for a few days, but that was back in Sydney and it had already worn out by the time we got … Continue reading

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Even getting from A to B can be exciting and beautiful.

Once the rotten egg stench was not enveloping us to a degree where we would fear any open flame, we realised we were quite tired already and deserved a little break. Not so much from the fumes as from the … Continue reading

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The Lady Knox.

I just took a look at the last post, and I was far from right when I said Wai-O-Tapu was the last place we visited on the North Island. I don’t even know why I’ve said that. Notwithstanding, here is the … Continue reading

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Rotten eggs and hellish stationery.

More than long overdue, here come the last couple of days on the North Island. To those who’ve been waiting for this post for a while, my sincerest apologies. I’m terrible with deadlines, even those I set myself. The last … Continue reading

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Day 2: Kitekite Falls.

Yesterday was not a great day for science… I fear I’m trying to get sick for some reason, because the other day I started feeling queasy in the afternoon and yesterday I woke up with a headache that lasted forever. … Continue reading

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Day 2. Volcanoes, waterfalls and a missing tattoo studio.

The volcanoes! On our first morning in Auckland we decided to be organised and thorough. Guess how that turned out! Conveniently enough, there was a travel agent based inside the hotel we were staying in so stopped by to ask … Continue reading

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A journey Down Under, Part I (Or Part III, depends how you look at it)

November 12th, 2013. This is the date a dream of mine finally became a reality. I was in New Zealand! New-fricking-Zealand!! Land of the kiwis, Lord of the Rings set, Maori, Moko and other vaguely popular entities that come to … Continue reading

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