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The West Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [328] | Comments [2]

So the past weekend I took a couple days off work and drove out to the west coast, Greymouth to be specific.  It was a beautiful drive through the Southern Alps of New Zealand.  I left Christchurch Friday afternoon after renting a car and drove up to ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Lewis Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Greymouth

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Arthur's Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Oktoberfest

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Oktoberfest...in Christchurch
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Oktoberfest

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Views [306]

The past weekend I attended an Oktoberfest celebration...in New Zealand.  It was pretty low key but still had a blast.  I went with my friend Brady (who is from Texas) and my flatmate Alice(who is from the North Island).  Being that is was everyones ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Six Weeks

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [318] | Comments [2]

Well I've been in New Zealand just over six weeks and it has been amazing.  Its hard to believe that its only been six weeks since I arrived in Christchurch.  I've already been working with the Millenium for close to a month. I've met some really great ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Busy Busy...

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | Views [386]

First of all I apologize for the lack of updates.  Between work, biking, and just seeing New Zealand I find myself with little free time.  On top of that, our wireless router is broken. So yea...plenty of excuses. Speaking of work, everything has been ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


Gallery: Sumner

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Oceanside
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The Millenium

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [366]

Work has been going really well so far.  I am wrapping up my first week tomorrow and love the job so far.  Our clients seem really nice and my coworkers are awesome.  The job is similar to what I was doing back in AZ so I have been able to pick up on ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


My New Toy

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | Views [403] | Comments [2]

Today I made my first (and most likely last) big purchase in New Zealand.  I bought a 2007 Trek 1000SL road bike.  Its really nice and should be a great way to see New Zealand.  Now I just gotta buy some cool spandex and I'll be all decked out.  I'm going ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Employment!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [394] | Comments [1]

So I met with the Millenium Christchurch yesterday and got all the paperwork sorted.  I start work on Monday and will be making 12/hour to start.  After 3 months I'll have a review and the payrate will increase by some amount.  That is the least of my ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


Gallery: Botanical Gardens

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Christchurch
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Gallery: The New Flat

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Akaroa

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

City Views
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Akaroa

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | Views [399] | Comments [1]

So I spent the weekend with my flatmate Alice and her bf and his mates in Akaroa.  Its this tiny, french village located in a bay southeast of Christchurch.  The drive to Akaroa was beautiful.  You drive through some farm land with the Southern Alps ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Moving Day

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [343]

Christchurch has been amazing so far.  The city is fantastic, the food and drinks are quality, and the weather is perfect.  In a couple hours I get to move into my new flat, which is fantastic.  It is very modern and close to the CBD.  As a bonus, my ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


L and P

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | Views [411] | Comments [2]

So my flatmates Alice and Shellee have become my unofficial tour guides to New Zealand.  Last night Alice introduced me to L and P as well as real fish and chips.  I was quite impressed with both.  The L and P is strangely addicting for a soda.  Shellee ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Christchurch!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | Views [468]

I made it! I just checked into the YMCA here in Christchurch. It feels so good to finally be here. The plane ride from LAX to Auckland rocked. I watched Oceans 13, Blades of Glory, and Fantastic Four. For a 12 hour flight it went by in a flash.... Read more >

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