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Kiwi Lingo

Halfway through our three-hour class one day this past week, my classmates and I sat in a circle on the grass outside during our break. The sun shone brightly and the mood was light. 1,094 more words

Study Abroad

I Dine on the Visual Feast!

On the last Christmas Day, I travelled from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs…not a lengthy trip as the crow flies…but it is if you cross both Arthur’s Pass and the Lewis Pass (in the Southern Alps) in one day and need to fill up your hire car because you are just not sure if it will make it from one coast of the South Island to the other and back again! 54 more words

New Zealand

Looking at Rocks for Fun Instead of Work

Rather than going home for the holiday break this year, my parents decided to come to me instead (I’m happy to provide a¬†similar¬†excuse for any of you to take a vacation). 820 more words

New Zealand

Day 9: Cruising for Kea

After the kiwi excitement of the previous night, we slept in for as long as the motel would let us before setting off up the West Coast. 974 more words

New Zealand

West Coast Wonders

One of the great benefits of being an immigrant, is that I get to be both tourist and local at the same time. I can find new places to explore, and take part in tourist activities, whilst having the benefit of being able to return or stay longer than many tourists, as well as gaining insider knowledge which is often invaluable. 2,536 more words


2 weeks in NZ: Oxford to Greymouth

Waking around 5am, the sun was rising on a great, clear morning. It’s a great feeling being parked in the middle of the wilderness and hearing and smelling the vitality of the morning unfolding. 817 more words

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