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There and back again

Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | Views [715] | Comments [1]

Wow, so STILL reading this blog, eh?  ;)  Greetings from home!  Late at night on Sunday over here.  It was a long journey to get back home - 32+ hours of straight traveling. My last night in Dunedin, I talked to the bartender/receptionist at my hostel ... Read more >

Holy Crap (Part 2)

Friday, 29 May 2009 | Views [556]

I need to finish packing! Last night in Dunedin (and New Zealand)!  It's around 8:20 (3:20 a.m. Houston) on Friday and I'm in G.G.'s internet lounge again, and yep, there's more MMORPG action going on, although there was a side discussion on Susan ... Read more >

Bungy Team America

Thursday, 28 May 2009 | Views [1035] | Video

I am sitting in an internet cafe in Dunedin right now around 10 p.m. on Thursday (5 a.m. Houston).  I love these places in New Zealand.  There is a group of students in the aisle next to me all playing an MMORPG.  Sample dialog: "Use stun.  Stun!  ... Read more >

A nice dose of UV rays

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [704] | Comments [1]

Evening from Queenstown!  Today was an exhausting day.  It's 9:41 p.m. here on a Wednesday night.  I woke up at 7 a.m. and could make out the silhouette of the Southern Alps from my awesome hotel room, so I took that as a good sign.  Another day of good ... Read more >

That's what I'm talking about!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [578]

Hello from lovely Mt Cook Village.  It's around 6 p.m. (1 a.m. Houston) and it's so pitch black outside here.  I got on the bus from Christchurch to Mt Cook this morning, and it took about 4 hours to get here.  I had been to Mt Cook before, and the weather ... Read more >

360 degrees of clouds

Monday, 25 May 2009 | Views [969]

Writing from some internet lounge in Christchurch around 8:30 p.m.  I set the alarm in my hotel room, and this morning as it turned on, since there are no windows in the room, the light above the bed turned on and gradually went brighter and brighter, ... Read more >

SO Christchurch

Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [420]

Argghhh.  I had written this story all out and then it disappeared.  So here we go again! I'm writing from my ultra-hip hotel in Christchurch.  It's around 8 p.m. on Sunday.  I love this hotel; it's like Apple designed it - but without being overly ... Read more >

Abel Tasman, furry gray sausages, and sandflies - oh my

Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Views [1904]

Kia ora from Nelson!  Just wrapping up my last day here ~ 9 p.m. on Saturday.  I spent my day relaxing on the beach - and by relaxing I mean 3 hours sea-kayaking followed by 3 hours of tramping in Abel Tasman National Park.  The bus picked me up from ... Read more >

A little Southern hospitality

Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [502]

Greetings from sunny Nelson!  It's around 8 p.m. over here on Friday (3 a.m. Houston).  Last night in my closet room in Wellington, 2 of the girls came to bed around 4:30, and would not stop talking and giggling.  One of the girls talked about this boy ... Read more >

It's always snowing in New Zealand

Thursday, 21 May 2009 | Views [859] | Comments [1]

Checking in from Wellington on Thursday night 8 p.m. (3 a.m. Houston).  Today was gloriously sunny - it seems like I should have rearranged my plans a day behind to take advantage of the weather, but oh well.  I spent over 6 hours on the bus today from ... Read more >

No worries!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Views [936] | Comments [3]

Last night (actually only 6 p.m. over here on Wednesday ~ 1 a.m. Houston) in Taupo but it's pitch black outside already.  Tomorrow I am heading on the bus to Wellington - NZ's capital - and staying at Nomad's Capital.  I'll only be there a night, and ... Read more >

Ain't no sunshine

Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Views [576]

Greetings from Taupo!  I'm writing a bit earlier today (5 p.m. here Tuesday ~ midnight over there?) because it is rainy and unfortunately Casper was right - this place is pretty boring if the weather is bad.  It was a mostly sunny day when I woke up ... Read more >

Gallery: NZ Misc

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Somewhere there's a gum boot floating around New Zealand

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1163] | Comments [4]

Last night in Auckland around 11 p.m. (6 a.m. Houston) on a Monday. I was hoping to get up on the SkyTower tonight to get some good pics of the city at night, but it's been quite rainy all day and visibility would not be good. But unpredictable weather ... Read more >

That's how I roll

Sunday, 17 May 2009 | Views [486] | Comments [1]

End of my first full day in Auckland - around 10 p.m. Sunday night (5 a.m. Houston). Today was a more relaxed day, walking around central Auckland and hanging out with Bo Bo from NZ study abroad circa 2004 for a few hours. (Thanks for the coffee!) ... Read more >

One down, two to go

Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [510] | Comments [1]

Kia ora! I made it back to New Zealand today. Now I am in Auckland and it's 10 p.m. on Saturday night (5 a.m. Houston time). I have 2 weeks of vacation left. Today was mostly hanging out at the airport or on the plane. Six separate flights in ... Read more >


Sunday, 10 May 2009 | Views [338]

Kia ora!  Waiting at the Auckland airport for my flight to Sydney so I thought I'd drop a line.  It's Monday morning at 5:45, and 12:45 p.m. on Sunday in Houston.  It's still pitch black outside.  The flight was decent enough.  Nice to see that Air New ... Read more >



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