A Week Of Firsts

A Week Of Firsts

Posted on 08. Dec, 2010 by .

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When Dan’s family arrived we set about seeing what Auckland had to offer before we went down to Hamilton. We started by going for dinner down Viaduct Harbour where I not only tasted my first oyster but was served THE largest plate of ribs and chips I’ve ever seen! Delicious dinner – and my first […]

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5 things I’ve learnt about New Zealand

Posted on 10. Nov, 2010 by .

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So I’ve been here just over a week and have found it harder than I thought to keep up with my blog and ways of keeping in touch! My first week involved a lot of travel between Auckland and Hamilton where my friend, Dan, lives. However that didn’t stop me seeing as much as I […]

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 by .

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After an emotional rollercoaster of goodbyes and the hectic time I had sorting everything out to go, the time to actually say goodbye and get on a plane came around quite quickly! Working until the day I left was a mistake that I don’t think I’d repeat! Trying to tie loose ends up at work and say final goodbyes to colleagues who […]

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Which Vaccines Do You Need?

Which Vaccines Do You Need?

Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by .

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One of the big things on my ‘To Do List’ was vaccines. I spent ages looking up what I’d need, trying to find out what I’d already had and weighing up the cost of the different options. It turned out the easiest thing for me to do was to fill in a travel questionnaire and […]

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My Working Holiday Visa Application

My Working Holiday Visa Application

Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by .

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The most important thing for me to consider when deciding to go to New Zealand for a year was if I could get a working holiday visa. As I didn’t have a lot of savings and it was a short-notice decision I needed to be sure I’d be able to work out there to top […]

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The Butterflies have arrived

The Butterflies have arrived

Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by .

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Over the last week or so I’ve had the fluttery feeling of butterlies in my stomach. I’ve been trying to work out what’s made them take up residence and the obvious explanation would be excitement. The only flaw to this reasoning is that I’ve been excited for a while, so instead I’ve settled on a […]

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Being Frugal…at home

Being Frugal…at home

Posted on 23. Aug, 2010 by .

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So I’ve had a slight eye-opener on the monetary front and am slightly behind schedule! I’ve always known that my debts need paid off before I go travelling and I’ve kept an eye on it (or so I thought – I must have a lazy eye). My loan payment comes out every month without fail and I […]

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Around the world in 80 days

Around the world in 80 days

Posted on 10. Aug, 2010 by .

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The book tells the story of Phileas Fogg attempting to go around the world in 80 days, but in 80 days it’ll be me going around the world and not just for 80 days at that! Words can’t explain how excited I am…

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