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Photos: Dunedin

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
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Photos: Oamaru

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Oamaru, blue penguins, and the Moeraki Boulders
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Photos: Taranaki

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

The region of Taranaki includes Mt. Taranaki and any other interesting places, including New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, the Forgotten World Highway, and the Republic of Whangamomona
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Aotearoa tōnui ma

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | Views [461]

Today was another adventurous and exciting day in God’s Own Country. I awoke at 6:30 after having another strange dream last night. I’ve been having so many strange dreams lately, including one where I was in a prison and I climbed ... Read more >


Photos: Coromandel Peninsula

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Like everywhere else in NZ, this area is quite simply, breathtakingly beautiful!
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The farm in Whitianga

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Views [949]

Mill Creek Rd., which is where I was headed, was very rocky and bumpy, and he seemed to enjoy driving through the rocks. He dropped me off right in front of the property. After eight rides and several hours, I was at my destination. It was raining, ... Read more >


My 24th! A Big Leap

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 20 Sep 2008 | Views [1034]

Happy Birthday to me! It was my free day today at the Dorje Chang Institute! I woke up at 9:30, had some Weet-Bix and a cuppa before packing for the day becuase I wanted to get into Auckland early. With my camera, credit card, and some money I hit ... Read more >


A taste of Buddhism in Aotearoa

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | Views [484]

Welcome to the Dorje Chang Institute! A Tibetan Buddhist centre where big love and wisdom is practiced and absolutely no living thing is killed. It's a 2.5 hectare "Garden of Eden" with the high-rises of Auckland off in the distance. There ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, culture, people


Stony Batter

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [1479]

"Yoo-hoo, today is a great day if you want to go to Stony Batter" Roberta calls into my room at 8:30 AM. I'm glad I did because I've been waking up a little too late the past few days. She was right, so I thought I'd seize the opportunity ... Read more >


Photos: Waiheke Island

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Friendly Islands to Friendly Fiji

FIJI | Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | Views [416]

The Friendly Islands are behind me now. I sure miss Tonga already! After doing that tourism geography project last year it was totally worth it to visit. Earlier my flight touched down safely at Nausori Airport. I went through customs and got another ... Read more >


Cycling across the island

TONGA | Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | Views [2190]

Today was exciting and full of events on my final full day in Tonga. I woke up at 8:30 ready to make the most of my final Tongan day. I washed up and made a cup of tea and ate some Weet-Bix although I had no milk. Toni asked me to pay him tonight, so ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, cycling, islands


Nuku'alofa

TONGA | Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | Views [847]

Today was my sixth day of my Pacific island travels. I got up at 8:15, washed up and made a cup of tea. I still wasn’t sure what I was going to do today. I walked over to Toni’s house and used my phone card to call Teressa, but I only had like ... Read more >


Around Tongatapu

TONGA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [974]

Another fabulous island day has passed, so I’ll tell you all about it. I woke up at 9:15 as I was hearing the distant church bells. It is Sunday and I should be headed to church today; I haven’t been in a long time and I sure love the Lord.... Read more >


Photos: Tonga

TONGA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Tongatapu; the main island of Tonga
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Friendly Islands....finally!

TONGA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [1999]

As we were flying into Tonga, I noticed the island is dotted with coconut palms. I had brought a coconut with me, but when I went through immigration they took it. The official told me I can get tons of coconuts here. Grant wasn’t able to get me ... Read more >


The Journey Begins! Destination: Suva

FIJI | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Views [528]

It was a great first day on my journey through two of the world’s great island countries. It surprised me as I got off the plane that I didn’t see the Fijians playing their instruments. I went through customs and the official questioned the address ... Read more >


Luxembourg to Frankfurt, and then...home

GERMANY | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [1265]

It was my final day in Europe today. I actually woke up at 6:00; two hours later than I wanted to. I had to hurry up, so I packed everything, washed up and ran out the door. It was mighty cold out and I get surprised that my tires don't freeze solid. ... Read more >


Snow Day

LUXEMBOURG | Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | Views [848]

Today was my final full day in Europe. I slept in until 10:30 and when I awoke there was snow on top of all the parked cars. I made some breakfast and then tried to figure out what I was going to do on this cold, snowy day. I dressed up warm and walked ... Read more >


Taking it easy in Lax-embourg

LUXEMBOURG | Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Views [872]

Today was another great day in Europe. I woke up at 8:30 and everyone else was already up except Tristan. He's very generous and even allows us to have breakfast. I had corn flakes and a cup of Indian chai tea. I went upstairs and took a shower and washed ... Read more >


Gallery: Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Small town Germany to a Small Country

LUXEMBOURG | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Views [1253]

Today was another fabulous day on my journey during the brunt of the European winter. I woke up at 6:30 and it was snowing out. Yesterday I was so excited to see the snow that I was playing in it. Anyways I took a shower and washed up. Ashley ... Read more >


Photos: Rhine Valley

GERMANY | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Bad Windsheim

GERMANY | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [1989]

Another day on my adventures in Europe has passed. I woke up at about 7:30 and washed up. Breakfast wouldn't be ready until 8:00 and Ashley wasn't up yet, so I waited around. I had a yogurt, a bowl of cereal, and a cup of tea. Ashley and her classmates ... Read more >


Photos: Liege

BELGIUM | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Belgian Chocolate

BELGIUM | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [1181]

Today was one of my better days in Europe. I awoke at about 9:00 after finally getting a good night's rest. I washed up and Paul and I made pancakes with walnuts. We're making pancakes in a country that's known for its waffles. Bogdan wasn't feeling ... Read more >

Tags: culture, food, people


Photos: Brussels

BELGIUM | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

I went to Brussels and the only sprouts I saw were any children I passed by
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Rough times in Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Views [2225]

Today was the fourth day of my so called journey in Europe. It was a rather rough one. I woke up as we were crossing into Belgium from France. Belgium's highway system is so brightly lit that it is said to be visible from the Moon. I wanted to get off ... Read more >


Photos: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Eindhoven

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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London Eye and the Channel Tunnel

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [1433]

Today was the third day of my trip. I woke up at 7:00 and showered. It's St. Patrick's Day, so I wore my green turtleneck. I should be heading to Ireland today! But I had to cancel that part of the trip. I then walked over to the store and got a Red Bull, ... Read more >


London Callin'

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [856]

Today was my second day in London and a rather rough one. I woke up at 2:30 AM because I fell asleep so early last night. Since I knew that I wouldn't be able to fall back asleep, I went and showered and then decided I'd tackle some of the attractions ... Read more >


Gallery: London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Cycling in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [838]

Today I landed in London, the beginning of my 7th journey! And a worthy one at that! I went through Customs and the immigration officer stamped my passport on top of another stamp. I don't know why the hell he did that, but oh well. So, I got my bike ... Read more >


Photos: Huacachina

PERU | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sandboarding on the vast sand dunes of coastal Peru
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Tearin' up the dunes!

PERU | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [1637]

Huacachina is built on an oasis and it’s surrounded by sand dunes; the kind of landscape you’d find in Egypt or the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia. I got a Red Bull and a bottle of water and then searched around for a good restaurant for dinner.... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, sand dunes, sunsets


Nazca Lines

PERU | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [456]

It's those mysterious lines etched in the earth smack dab in the middle of the Nazca desert; they bring images of rituals, the sun, and alien spacecrafts. Today I would fly over these mystical, mysterious drawings so huge you can't see them properly ... Read more >


Photos: Nazca

PERU | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The famed Nazca Lines
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Photos: Cañon de Colca

PERU | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Over two miles deep, Cañon de Colca (Colca Canyon) is one of the world's deepest canyons
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Photos: Arequipa

PERU | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

If Buenos Aires is the Paris of the Americas, then Arequipa is definitely the Florence!
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