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Guest Two: Mom in NZ

It was an early morning on Wednesday June 8.  My mom texted shortly after landing at 5:30a and I only had to wait about a half hour to see her excited face walk through the Arrivals door.  After driving back … Continue reading

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CultureZooCulture

There were six days between my two visitors.  The evening of Thursday, June 2, was the performance by the Kapa Haka classes.  The course description: “An introductory course for beginners or others who have only a minimal knowledge of traditional … Continue reading

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First Visitor

Around 8am on Thursday May 19, Justin’s flight from LAX descended on Auckland. After greeting him in the international terminal, we went to pick up our rental car and figure out the directions to Auckland CBD. Upon arrival back in … Continue reading

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Between Breaks

The week back from break was a rush to do a paper I had due that Friday and skim reading the articles I neglected for the South Island. The second Sunday back, I was fortunate enough to be hosted by … Continue reading

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South Island Chronicles

Back in Auckland after two weeks travelling around the South Island of New Zealand.  I’ve returned with over a thousand pictures, some tacky souvenirs, a new piercing, several dozen sandfly bites (per foot), and a new appreciation for daily showers … Continue reading

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Before leaving Auckland for two weeks

Been some time.  The volunteer weekend was a bit of a letdown.  All we did was dig dirt and rebuild some mountain biking paths instead of working more closely with the avian wildlife as was promised when signing up.  I … Continue reading

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Some rugby and canyoning

Just a quick update as to my activities.  Last Thursday was St. Patrick’s day.  My night wasn’t anything extra special.  The bars and clubs were just a bit more crowded, with the color green flying around.  Barely saw advertisements for … Continue reading

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