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On Mental Strength

Thirty minutes into the walk and I am gasping for air. The brochure said the first hour and a half is easy. What then did they mean by moderate and difficult? 1,156 more words


A Lighthouse From Far Away...

Picture by Miriam Lázaro, 2011

Waipapa Point Lighthouse

Southern Island, New Zealand


Look Around

First of all, I’ll tell you in advance that I am writing this post in some kind of somber weather environment. The rain haven’t stopped pouring since yesterday, and my body is not that much cooperating to do some serious and productive activities. 204 more words


Exploring New Zealand North Island in a Campervan

NZ and Campervan. Both are on my wish list and I finally have the chance to do both! First up, to find the right campervan. Self-contained or non-self-contained (difference is having a toilet), interior fittings, able to walk through from driver seat to the other parts of the campervan and of course the price. 390 more words


Stand up to racism. Growing up Samoan in New Zealand and the racist microaggressions I've faced along the way. 

I wanted to take French at college but when I asked, a well-meaning nun told me that if I was going to be of any help to my poor mother then I’d be better off taking typing so I could get a job when I left school. That’s Us


18 Days in NZ North Island

We had 18 days to travel around NZ for the first time. Initially we thought we could explore both the islands, but sadly we realised that we didn’t want to rush through our journey. 161 more words


"The Incredible Night Sky."

by Jake Scott-
We are Jake and Jo – astrophotographers based in Queenstown, New Zealand who spent Winter photographing the night sky in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations. 94 more words