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The Tail End

Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | Views [849]

In the beginning, there was Maui. One day, Maui and his brothers went fishing in their canoe, and Maui, wanting to catch the biggest fish, brought out his magic fish hook, which was the jawbone of his grandmother, a sorceress. He baited it with blood ... Read more >

Gallery: New Zealand since New Year's

Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Volcano Hopping

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [811]

The only highlight of my brief second stop in Wellington was the giant squid on display at the national museum. It was pretty gross. Giant squids only inhabit great depths with strong pressure, so when they are pulled to the surface, they kind of decompress ... Read more >

New Year's In New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [892]

I had been intimidated about renting a car in Australia or New Zealand, because of the left side driving. But I really wish I had before, especially in Australia, because I got used to it faster than expected. Nevertheless, a car is always a liability, ... Read more >

South Island: Fiordland, Cave Exploration, and Penguin Spotting

Sunday, 28 Dec 2008 | Views [1456]

I've been a little negligent in these journals recently, but now that I'm back in the land of cheap internet, stay tuned, because you'll get a new tale and new pictures (links to the right, as always!) every three days until I come home. So stay tuned! ... Read more >

South Island: Glaciers, free falling, and the most epic hike of all time

Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Views [918]

The next day was for hiking up to the glaciers. There are two of them, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef. You can hike up to a viewpoint for both, but there's really nothing stopping you from waltzing all the way up to the terminal face (where the ice is) ... Read more >

South Island: Coastal Exploration and Sea Critters Galore

Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [841]

"Here I am again on my own" Thus concludes a two and a half week journey all across New Zealand's south island with my dear old dad and a fully equipped campervan. This is really THE way to travel, and I saw more sights in less time than at ... Read more >

Gallery: South Island

Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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North Island: Rafting, Boiling Waterfalls, Steaming Craters, and Crossing Mordor

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [1767]

The last few days have been slower ones spent in Wellington, where I've been WWOOFing at someone's house a few minutes walk from downtown. It's been a good chance to figure out my next steps, explore a city, enjoy the fantastic weather (it's in the ... Read more >

North Island of New Zealand: Auckland, Surfing, Kayaking, Caving, and learning the Haka

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [1491]

I finally have a bit of downtime. It's been a really hectic week and a half (that's it?) since I left the lazier pace of life in Brisbane. I've been on a whirlwind tour of New Zealand's North Island for most of that time. When I left the Auckland ... Read more >

Gallery: New Zealand: North Island

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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