Archive for December, 2010

For all the irish obsessed out there

Dec 30, 2010 2 Comments

Alright I want to know who told all the irish people around the world I was coming. Really. Emily? Stacey? One of you better fess up. Example A: Bagpipers in Queenstown. Randomly on the wharf one day. Example B: Irish step dancers in Christchurch today! Dude I heard the music from 6 blocks away. In […]

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The one and only Milford Sound

Dec 30, 2010 1 Comment

In rains here quite a bit. Like all the time. Way way too much and most of the time we’re annoyed at it. It ruins our plans and cancels our trips and all in all it’s obnoxious. But in the case of Milford Sound it was the best thing that could have happened according to […]

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Promise I’m not dead or dehydrated mom!

Dec 30, 2010 5 Comments

Bungy jumping. Conceived in Queenstown. Insane asylum here we come! So there are three options for the AJ Hackett bungy jump in here in Queenstown. The Kawarau Bride, the original jump site for bungy at 43 meters. If you want, they can drop you into the river below! The Ledge Bungy, overlooking Queenstown. Or the […]

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My insane 19hr journey to Queenstown

Dec 30, 2010 1 Comment

I made friends with some Swedes during my Epic Lost World Caving Extravaganza (I just felt like capitalizing everything in that statement to make it seem more powerful). They were going to be in Queenstown for Christmas and had invited me down to join them. We had all agreed that it was extremely difficult to […]

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To Zorb or not to Zorb

Dec 30, 2010 3 Comments

Rotorua is the birthplace of a fabulous invention called the Zorb. Which basically consists of jumping into a gigantic hamster ball and rolling downhill. I think the process went something like this: “Hey let’s roll this ball down the hill! Now let’s send it down a crooked course! Dude! Let’s fill it with WATER and […]

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Inconceivable!

Dec 29, 2010 5 Comments

Mucho thanks to the kick in the ass from Miss Emily Miller! Massive bloggin about the south island will commence tomorrow just as soon as I manage to pull myself out of bed. Promise! [ rx generic viagra | viagra samples | cialis generic | problems with viagra | viagra uit india | viagra discount […]

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Boring history or how I lost my mind

Dec 13, 2010 1 Comment

The Buried Village: destroyed in a crazy volcanic eruption long time ago. The Buried Village: boring as hell. I tried mom, I tried really hard to get into the history of this place. But they are brilliant at advertising, meaning that they lied about everything. It’s supposed to be this amazing excavated site. It’s not. […]

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The EPIC Lost World

Dec 13, 2010 1 Comment

Waitomo, New Zealand is known for having the best caving in the country and I could not agree more! I debated for a long time if I wanted to throw down the money for the 7 hour Epic Lost World Tour or just do one of the shorter and therefor cheaper options like Blackwater Rafting. […]

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The glory of burst photography

Dec 10, 2010 2 Comments

The mud pools at Wai-O-Tapu. The bane of every photographer. The edges of the pool are lined with people trying to get the perfect shot of bubbling mud. So very glad for my new camera and it’s burst setting. 10 photos in 2 seconds. Hallelujah! [ cialis dose | buying cialis | viagra suppositories | […]

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Where are Dean and Sam when you need them?

Dec 09, 2010 2 Comments

Wai-O-Tapu, I still have no idea how to pronounce it but it is super spiffy. A geothermal volcanic area south of Rotorua, it has some of the most colorful features. Now that I have wheels, yay!, I could get out to see some of the more remote areas. I headed out here first thing in […]

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Hey look! A white girl!

Dec 09, 2010 No Comments

The first day here in Rotorua aka Roto-Vegas (thanks mm) I spent some time wandering around the large lake front. Now I had been warned that the smell of Rotorua tended to warn people off at first but if you gave it time you would get used to it. I will say it does smell. […]

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