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Southland Translations

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Views [290] | Comments [3]

The Southland accent can be hard to understand.  Every word that contains an R sounds Scottish, while every other word sounds like the normal Kiwi accent.  My level of comprehension varied from person to person.  The real trick with Southlanders ... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, southland

Sheep Wrestling and Cattle Wrangling

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Views [815]

My HelpX experiences did not end in Wanaka.  After leaving the kennels, I hitched a ride down to Invercargill - a booming metropolis in the deep south of New Zealand.  The Southland region is home to two types of people - sheep farmers and ... Read more >

Tags: cows, helpx, new zealand, sheep

Will Work For Food

Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | Views [272] | Comments [1]

There is nothing that backpackers love more than an “authentic” experience. If you can say that you “immersed yourself in traditional culture”, or that you “made great friends with the locals’ you will be the envy ... Read more >

Aussie annoyances

Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Views [367] | Comments [2]

Steve, the middle-aged Australian backpacker is the most irritating person I have encountered on my travels so far.   We happened to meet at the bus stop in Auckland, both on the way to Whangarei - a small town in the north.  After exchanging ... Read more >

Kiwi cults

Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | Views [429] | Comments [1]

I think I was almost recruited by a cult today.  As I was wandering around downtown Auckland I came across a group of people at a street corner.  Thinking they were just an enthusiastic group of buskers, I stopped to listen to their original ... Read more >

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