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Many Adventures of a Nomadic Poet A young poet with Asperger's makes travel his passion, and away he goes...

Photos: Mackenzie Country

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Photos from 2006, 2009, and 2017. Lakes Ohau, Pukaki, Timaru, and Tekapo, and a dramatic scenic flight over the Southern Alps
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Lake Ohau

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 | Views [905]

            Today was my 16 th day in the Land of the Maoris. I leave tomorrow and it’s going to be so hard going home. I woke up at about 7:00 when our boat, the Milford Wanderer , started moving. The water was very rough, but it was cool. Breakfast ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Bungee jumping and fjord dipping

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jan 2006 | Views [2413]

It was my 15th day in Aotearoa, and my trip is winding down. I’m going to miss New Zealand so much when I go, but I still have three days left and plenty more to see! I woke up at 7:00 this morning and took my bags to the coach straight ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline


Gallery: Milford Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Queenstown and river boarding

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 20 Jan 2006 | Views [896]

            It was my 14 th day in Aotearoa/New Zealand today, and it was yet another adventurous one. It was my day to go river boarding on the Kawarau River. Last night I fell asleep at 3 AM, so Mike had to wake me at 7 AM. I got ready quickly ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Skydiving!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 19 Jan 2006 | Views [775]

            I had another exciting and fantastic day on my holiday. It was perhaps the most adventurous day of my life! It was the day of my big leap! So, I woke up very nervous at 7 AM. I was worried about skydiving, but I knew I had to do it.... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Fox Glacier

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [852]

            I’ll tell you now about my 12 th day in Aotearoa. My trip is winding down and I wish I could stay! I was supposed to go on my heli-hike today, but the weather conditions were too bad. I got dressed and used my thermal underwear for ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Photos: Queenstown

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Adrenaline central! I unleashed my adrenaline in 2006, and came back to become a street poet in 2009. I've spent several winters here since. Gallery includes Glenorchy and the road between
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Glaciers and the Southern Alps

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006 | Views [779]

            I had another adventurous and exciting day in the other land Down Under. It was my 11 th day in this land of paradise. We were leaving Christchurch today. I woke up early and had breakfast as usual. I had roasted tomato, hash browns, ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Photos: Westland

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Fox Glacier is one of my favourite places in Aotearoa. I was there back in 2006 and then worked at the convenience store for two months last year. During my stay I visited Franz Josef, Hokitika, Ross, and just about every place I could think of on the ... Read more >
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Crossing the Cook Strait

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Views [693]

            My tenth day in New Zealand was another exciting one. So, I’ll tell you my day. Today was the beginning of the trip though the South Island, which is Maui’s canoe. I woke up at 7 AM and went downstairs for breakfast. I had cereal again.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Photos: Arthur's Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Kaikoura

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 16 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

"Kaikoura" means "food of crayfish" in Maori
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Wellington

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 15 Jan 2006 | Views [815]

            I had another adventurous day in New Zealand. This morning, I woke up at 8 AM, got dressed and walked down to the lobby for breakfast. There was no hot food at this hotel, so I stuck to cereal. There are a lot of cereals here that they ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


New Zealand dreaming!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 14 Jan 2006 | Views [642]

            I would now like to describe the highlights of my eighth day in New Zealand. Man, was that a nice catch last night or what? I finished packing my stuff at 7:00 and then went to the lobby for breakfast. There was the usual stuff. Today ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Wellington

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 14 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Fishing on Lake Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Jan 2006 | Views [807]

            Today was my 7 th day in New Zealand. It was another beautiful and exciting day as well. So, I’ll tell you all. I woke up at 8:10, which was fairly late on this trip. I missed the walk to the mud pools that Mike was talking about yesterday, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Gallery: Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Geysers, hot springs, and Maori culture

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Views [2605] | Comments [1]

            Kia Ora! I had another adventurous and exciting day in Aotearoa New Zealand. Today was my biggest cultural day in this beautiful land. I woke up at 6:30 and we finished packing. I almost forgot my New Zealand shirt that I had bought ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Gallery: Roturua

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Gloworms and abseiling

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006 | Views [2003]

            I had another exciting day in this amazing country called New Zealand. So, I’ll tell you all. I woke up at 6:30 AM and finished packing and walked down with the guys to breakfast.... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Gallery: Waitomo Caves

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 10 Jan 2006 | Views [967]

            My 4 th day in New Zealand has been perhaps my most adventuresome and most eventful. So, I’ll recap it with you. Today was my tour of Cape Reinga . Tom woke me up at 6:30 and I got dressed, brushed my teeth and went down ... Read more >

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Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Jan 2006 | Views [766]

            Today was my third day in Aotearoa. I’ll tell all. I woke up at 9 AM after my alarm clock kept going off. It was annoying, but, oh well. I finished packing and I went up to the restaurant and had breakfast. They had the same stuff ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing


Gallery: Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Rangitoto Island

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 8 Jan 2006 | Views [920]

Today was my second day in this beautiful country of New Zealand, so  I’d love to share all. I woke up at 8:30 after being so jetlagged yesterday. I washed up and went up to the restaurant for breakfast, which was included in my ... Read more >

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Kiwis, Sailing, and Sky towers

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 7 Jan 2006 | Views [961]

Today was the first day of my New Zealand adventure. I got off the plane, went through customs and got my passport stamped. I have three stamps now. While waiting in line at customs I saw a number of people from Niue , which is a dependency ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Gallery: Auckland

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 7 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Blue Mountains

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Jan 2005 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 28 Dec 2004 | Photo Gallery

The journey that started it all
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