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Rome... if you want to (2)

ITALY | Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | Views [1233]

So, it's about half a year later, but I rediscovered the notes that I had made with the intention of turning it into a blog entry, and it appears I hadn't said everything I had to say about Rome.  So. In my TwinCities hostel  (recommend it, by the ... Read more >

Tags: colosseum, food, hot, paletine hill, panino, ponte santangelo, roman forum, rome, tickets, vatican

Photos: Rome

ITALY | Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Pleased to meet you, Roma

ITALY | Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | Views [1167]

Well, it was time to bid Scafati and my lovely host family goodbye, hop on the train at Pompei, change in Napoli, and then carry on to Rome. After all the stories I'd heard about Naples and its dodgy rep, I thought that I was going to have to ... Read more >

Tags: bus, hostel, italy, rome, tourist sights

What It Means To Be Kiwi (ie, from New Zealand)

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 3 Sep 2011 | Views [17468] | Comments [3]

For those who were scratching their heads and wondering why I was blogging about what it meant to be a fruit on World Nomads, you just failed the first ‘Kiwi/not Kiwi’ test. It’s pretty hard to sum up a national identity in a ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, accent, being kiwi, character, food, from new zealand, kiwi, new zealand, new zealander, sport

5 Must-Do Things in Napier, New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | Views [9272]

Napier , fondly referred to as Napesville by many of its younger inhabitants, is an almost 60,000-person town, is on the East Coast of the North Island.   While it's not a big city, it has plenty of wineries, cafés, fruit, and Art Déco ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, art deco, art déco, art deco weekend, hawkes bay, napier, new zealand, tourism, what to do in napier, wineries

Photos: Blog Your Backyard

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

For my Blog Your Backyard posts.
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Tags: #blogyourbackyard

Do's and Don'ts in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Views [16387] | Comments [3]

In the spirit of Blog Your Backyard , I'm going to share the dos and don'ts that came to mind when I thought about my beloved homeland: New Zealand/Aotearoa/Godzone. ;p I have to start with this one, because it's important. DON'T... expect to ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, festivals, food, maori, new zealand, new zealand tourism, rugby, why go to new zealand

You, Me, & Capri

ITALY | Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | Views [25200]

*All times are approximate.   We are, after all, in Italy.   And I can’t remember.   8.20am: Train from Pompei Scavi, Villa dei Misteri 8.40am: Get off train in Sorrento.   Notice large, English-speaking group in front of ... Read more >

Tags: capri, limoncello, train disaster

How To: Go To An Italian Beach

ITALY | Saturday, 2 Jul 2011 | Views [2160] | Comments [1]

So, at least in this area of Italy, going to the beach is a completely different experience to what it is in New Zealand. Back home, no-one's too far from the beach (although Italy's a long, thin country too), so you just pack up the car (maybe walk, ... Read more >

Tags: beach, cultural differences, going to the beach, italy, new zealand

Italy: The Food

ITALY | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Views [2282]

*DISCLAIMER* That I can remember... I've eaten so much, and don't always recall the name! Gelato (of course) Coffee (strong, and complete with mineral water for palate-cleansing) Sfogliatella (pastry thingee) Baba (rum-soaked cakey thing) ... Read more >

Tags: italian food

Random Impressions of Italy

ITALY | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Views [2471] | Comments [2]

Heels are very popular here.  All the time.  Even if it's just casual... wedge heels. Italians are super-hospitable.  This will not be good for my weight.  It's always 'Libby, try this...'  Below example: we have eaten starters, we have eaten pizza, ... Read more >

Tags: impressions, italy

Scafati: Ciao, bella!

ITALY | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | Views [1581]

Briefly, my life in Scafati so far... First time in my life that I've been greeted at the airport with a sign.  How cool did I feel?  Lol. Ate a ginormous pistachio, nutella and strawberry gelato within hours of arriving. Stayed the first night ... Read more >

Tags: italy, model, scafati, workaway

Pfingstfest in Huechel

GERMANY | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | Views [1264]

'Huechel was a crazy party.'  Yes.  Yes it was. But, you ask, what is Pfingstfest ?  Well, I participated, and I still don't really know.  I have Googled, and I still don't really know.  One day, I will research this, and write some kind of informative ... Read more >

Tags: german celebration, germany, huechel, pfingster, pfingstfest

Small-town Germany: Süchterscheid with Nadja

GERMANY | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | Views [715]

... luckily, Nadja and I found each other in the 6 minutes she had between getting of her train and onto the one we were taking to her place.  First time we'd seen each other in about 7.5 years, so it was amazing to catch up.  Given that we'd been ... Read more >

Tags: germany, old friends, suechterscheid

Köln: Lethargy (3)

GERMANY | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [955]

On my final day, I decided that I just couldn’t leave without heading into the cathedral , especially since it was free.   So, I joined the tourist mob, and the guided groups, and ambled through this massive construction.   There were some ... Read more >

Tags: cologne, rhine, train

Köln: Being a Tourist, and Papa Joe’s Jazzlokal (2)

GERMANY | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [1853]

Since I was too cheap to pay 4€ for what the hostel offered for breakfast, my day started with a long walk, as I wandered in the hope of finding a better option.   Strangely enough, I can’t actually remember what I ended up with, but I think it ... Read more >

Tags: cologne, jazz, koeln, koln, live music, papa joes jazzlokal, tourist train

Köln: The Unexpected Journey (1)

GERMANY | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [604]

Had a couple of days to fill in between visiting Anne and heading to Nadja’s place, so I jumped on the net the day before to search for a hostel in Stuttgart.   They were all full. Never mind, I thought.   I’ll head to Frankfurt instead.... Read more >

Tags: cologne, french, koeln, köln, pathpoint cologne, youth hostel


GERMANY | Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | Views [603]

I am in a very lazy mood, and think I´m spending quite a lot on the net here... so.. you know it´s gonna be bullet points.  This is about 3 days worth of activities.  Arrived and wondered if I was going to get in, as Mr Border Control spent a long ... Read more >

Tags: germany, tübingen, tuebingen

Random Reflections on Germany

GERMANY | Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | Views [420]

Germans, you speak English well!  And I, not speaking your lingo, am SO happy that you´re so willing to do so. I´m sorry, but what is up with this sparkling water dealio?  I know you think I´m weird when I want the still stuff, but (to me) yours is ... Read more >

Tags: germany


GERMANY | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | Views [588]

Just wrote my random reflections on Germany, only for the web page to stuff up as I saved it.  Consequently, it is all gone. :( I´ll update you guys later.

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