Volcano = Big Hill

Dec 01, 2010 1 Comment

Auckland is full of volcanoes. Tons of them actually. The whole damn city is basically a volcano. We went hiking a few of them the other day. One of the is called One Tree Hill. Sadly there is no tree anymore. Evidently an activist cut it down over several tries. First time I’ve heard of […]

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Ummmmmm ok?

Dec 01, 2010 No Comments

Two random thoughts for today. 1. These were stuffed toy rugby dolls I saw at a souvenir shop today. The black one I’m ok with. It’s the lipstick on the other that’s slightly strange. 2. This was a purse I saw. I’m sure the little faces are supposed to be cute. They reminded me of […]

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Nov 30, 2010 3 Comments

Although I’m a pro at jaywalking in busy cities, Auckland has proved slightly more problematic. The whole driving on the left-hand side of the street makes me afraid that I’m not seeing where all the cars are driving. So I find myself using the crosswalk buttons more than usual. The ones here are fantastic! Not […]

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Wedding: Part 2 & 3

Nov 30, 2010 1 Comment

The wedding continues! I tell you, these Indians are rock stars. They go for days with all this jazz. Day two consisted of the paste stage. The groom gets it applied to him 5 times that day, the last being with the whole family present. Once that part is concluded, the women sit around and […]

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Out and About

Nov 30, 2010 2 Comments

First day in Auckland and I decided to do some roaming around. Not much on the agenda and that’s the way I like it! Made my first tourist stop at the Auckland Sky Tower. I could tell you how high it is but I can’t remember. it’s tall. Like really freakin tall and reminds me […]

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Day 1 of Hindu Wedding Madness

Nov 26, 2010 1 Comment

Alright, let’s get to the good stuff! I know you all have been dying to know how this wedding shindig has been going so far. Last night was the first of three events for the Hindu wedding. We pull up to this very nice suburban house with a giant tent set up in the front […]

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My new obsession

Nov 26, 2010 No Comments

On my walks into the town of Manurewa (pronounced Man-you-ree-wa incase you were wondering) I’ve become fascinated by the mailboxes! It’s quite frightening how many times I stop to take photos of them. I get awesome looks from all the cars driving by. Here’s some so you can understand where I’m coming from: [ viagra […]

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Houston, we have drama

Nov 18, 2010 No Comments

Alright, we have an update on the wedding outfits. Yes! Get excited. I have been told that the sari may be too complicated to get into, so now I’m providing my measurements/dress size for an indian dress/top. That’s a direct quote by the way. Confused? Me too! So this morning has been sent googling how […]

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Drinks all around!

Nov 18, 2010 No Comments

I love weddings! Or at least, I love the open bar. And the getting dressed up. Although that might be slightly more complicated this time. My first weekend in New Zealand will be spent encompassed in a Hindu wedding. Never been to a Hindu wedding before. I’m going with Chris, a guy I’m staying with […]

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Wanganui, Waikiki, Wipeout!

Nov 08, 2010 2 Comments

I have finally discovered my problem with planning this fantastico trip. I’m horribly bad with names. It’s ridiculous really. Anyone who knows me, will attest to this. I call everyone precious, darling, sweetheart, pretty, the list goes on and on. Mainly because after 3 times, I can no longer ask your name without looking like […]

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