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Last stop Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL | Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | Views [131]

Nearly 2 months have passed in South America and after almost 1 year travelling it's time to go back home. From Chile I travelled to Mendoza to study Spanish for 3 more weeks. For New Year I took a nice first class bus to Buenos Aires. At this stage ... Read more >


Santiago- Bueno

CHILE | Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | Views [201]

My last night in Santiago. Where did the time go? Time flew by. I've really been busy studing Spanish. Omg, it is hard to learn a new language. After 3 weeks taking an intensive course I kind of feel that I haven't made much progress. It is not that ... Read more >


A new chapter to begin: South America Chile Santiago

CHILE | Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 | Views [232]

Yippiiii!!! I finally left NZ. The last 2 days in Auckland were not bad though. I found a shop selling Finnish goodies and sweets. My host families are getting some Finnish chocolate as a gift after all. Unless In don't eat the all before getting there.... Read more >


My very first surfing experience

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [675]

Some time ago when I was still an Au pair and visited Coromandel beach house with the family I decided that I have to try surfing some day even though I am not much of a water element person. Today I did it.  A few guys at the hostel have tried ... Read more >


Taranaki hiking trek

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | Views [256]

My last week is NZ. No mixed emotions, I am more than willing to leave NZ for good. Although I must admit that this week has been really good. I joined to the gym and during 7 days I took 2xBodyPump, 2x bodyBalance, 2x spinning, 2x BodyCombat and 1 StepAerobic ... Read more >


From Taupo via charming Art Deco Napier to New Plymouth

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | Views [416]

I am in New Plymouth, in the West Coast. I got eventually done everything I wanted in Taupo, skydiving and the Tongoriro crossing. The Alpine crossing was finally re-opened after being closed  for 2 weeks.   I wasn't too keen ... Read more >


Passing my time in Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [182]

So I arrived here in Taupo after my early finished Au Pair experience  and I am still here. People come and go almost every day and I stick like glue here. I fancy independence of coming and going after leaving with a family, planning my own meals ... Read more >


Farewell Matamata and Au pair job

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | Views [318]

Last weekend I learnt that the family's circumstances have changed and they no longer need an assistant. In other words, they wanted me to leave. Ok, I got you. fine with me. I was getting bored anyway. It was fantastic for awhile and honestly I haven't ... Read more >


A Kiwi beach house experience on Whangamata Beach

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | Views [178]

Here we go again. I got safely back from my Southern discovery into my real life as an Au pair and forgot/didn't feel like to report about a daily life as an Au pair in a Kiwi family. I got sucked into routines and got too tired/lazy to write in the ... Read more >


Along East coast, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch, and Kaikuroa

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | Views [246]

We are returning to north via the east coast. The east coast is more populated as the trip is progressing faster. The roads are less curvy and I feel more comfortable on the bus.   We've been blessed with really nice weather for the past 2 days while ... Read more >


MIlford Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | Views [234]

I don't particularly like "Must see lists" while I am travelling but I got a feeling I still wanna see Milford Sound and yes I was strongly adviced to see it by my host family. WHile I was working in Tauranga in the North Island, I came across ... Read more >


I DID IT! -134M Nevis bengy jump

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 15 Sep 2012 | Views [374]

During the past few years, every once in awhile I have seen a strange dream or nightmare not sure which one. I am slightly afraid of heights amd in these dreams I am on a platform on high up above the sea or lake. I am afraid to death of falling down ... Read more >


The Southern Discovery

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 15 Sep 2012 | Views [281]

Where was I last time I wrote... Yeah I left Tauranga to work as an Au Pair. It was about 1.5 months ago. No that I haven't had time as I work only 30 hours per week.I got sucked into the routine that didn't include sitting at the computer that much.... Read more >


And the next stop is in Matamata as an Au Pair.

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | Views [5919] | Comments [1]

It has been awhile since my last entry. Using Internet is too expensive here in Tauranga. Plus I kept forgetting as I am not in the travelling mode at the moment.I had too many things on my mind when things just didn't seem to work out for me.  ... Read more >


Clipping down didn't click

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | Views [253] | Comments [1]

It's Thursday night, I've been off nearly one week now and still in a job hunt, yes again. Work wise things just haven't worked out for me and no that I haven't tried. It's midwinter so jobs are scarce in this country but I am awaiting crafting to start ... Read more >


Not for girls!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | Views [377] | Comments [1]

Monday, a beginning of a new week which hopefully will be more successful workwise than previous one. A good start:I though as there was a knock on the door in this morning at 7:30am asking whether we wanna work. I was awake but didn't bother to get ... Read more >


In between jobs

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 | Views [325]

It June and I am still in Tauranga. I have a bad habit to get stuck in the places if I am given a chance. I have been resting on my laurels for one week now. We finished picking a week ago. I was gonna leave this place and give a shot in Wellington ... Read more >


In Tauranga as a kiwifuit picker

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 19 May 2012 | Views [1282]

Over a week has passed in Tauranga. I started to work on the kiwi farm last Saturday and I can agree kiwifruit picking is hard work. However, we had quite a few days off after the first day in as it started to rain and it kept raining from Sunday till ... Read more >


South East calling

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 10 May 2012 | Views [332]

3 lazy weeks have passed in Auckland. I haven't been lucky or tried hard enough to find a clean office job. Not even close since the agencies are not passing my Cvs to their clients. I applied for all sorts of contract/temp customer service/office administration.... Read more >


Still in a job hunt and getting organized

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Views [229]

It has been a bit over week in New Zealand, Auckland and I am staying in the backpackers closer to the city. The hostel is pretty nice. It is full of Germans though but I think I can live with that, at least temporarily even if I'd prefer to listen ... Read more >


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