Invercargill

Well I’ve travelled to Invercargill which is largest town on the south coast of New Zealand. I have met up with my friend Tara and this place really is the back of beyond!! The accent here is really strong and they do really weird things with the pronunciation of their “e’s”. The south coast in…

The Wedding

Saturday 6th October, Paul and Nicholas wedding at the Mountain House, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. I had been with Paul and Nichola for the past week and their wedding day had finally come. The weather at 8am was great, clear blue skies, 12 degrees outside. An absolute contrast to the night before, pounding rain and…

Rangitoto Island – The dormant volcano

Well my Thai (not Vietnamese) room mate was not bad after all, I found that he had previously worked in Melbourne last year and really enjoyed it. His english language skills were ok but definatley needed improvement and his enthusiasm for trying to find a job was great. Nice chap but didn’t want to spend…

Auckland, New Zealand

Well, after a short flight over ‘the pond’ I’ve arrived in Auckland. Flight was straight forward and I got chatting to lovely lady from Blackpool who was visiting her daughter, who now lives in Auckland. The YHA Hostel I’m staying at stinks, my room mate is Vietnamese and I think he’s gonna either try and…

Dazed & Confused – Sydney style

Well, the past few days have really taken it out of me! I’m currently sat in McDonald’s at Sydney international airport waiting for my flight to New Zealand, pondering over the past few days! It’s been a bit of blur and I can say that if it wasn’t for Paul and Nichola being such amazing…

First Day In Sydney!!

Well, after only a couple of hours sleep since Wednesday evening I arrived in Sydney with a little excitement in my step! Paul met me at the airport who was ‘stoked’ to see me and Nichola was in the car driving around the block so they could save on parking. I’m sure Paul was born…