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... I managed. A few times Yves, one of the managers from our sister hostel came over so I can take a break and head off to (no surprise) Moa for a drink.
The last month of my existence has been mainly revolving around the 2014 World Cup final. Due to the time zone difference the games have been on at 4, 7 and 10 o'clock in the morning. It was a good routine. Between game 1 and 2 I managed to do most of my cleaning leaving only a bit to ...
... jog and then made our way back for breakfast. After a hearty meal we put on some wetsuits and headed out on the boat. The ocean is a little rougher than the lake... We were bouncing around like a tin lunch box at sea. We nestled in a small beach just off some large rocks and found a small beach with a freshwater fall. Maeve's dad set up a net. We went to the beach and I grabbed a snorkel. Hopped in the freezing pacific and attempted to ...
Now that I’ve finished an extensive tour of both the North and South Islands, you’re probably wondering what’s next. Well, so am I! I have zero plans for the remaining 5 months of my time in New Zealand. I also have zero dollars left in my bank account, so I’m thinking a job might be a good place to start. And hell, why not right here in Marlborough? I do love me some wine, after ...
... it's really strange being in Christchurch. I lived there for 8 years but it is no longer the city I lived in. All the places I ate, drank, shopped, visited in the central city are gone - demolished after the earthquakes - which makes it harder to remember my time there and definitely hard to navigate with no landmarks. Back in Blenheim I enjoyed some final days with the family before Mum, Dad and I headed north for a little ...
... Sauvignon Blancs which form 80% of the output here – though we predict the Pinot Gris to be the Next Big Thing in NZ wine!) The valley is pretty huge – there are almost a third of a billion individual vines here – and we’d never be able to see all of it in less than a week, but we feel we’ve made a good stab today! We’ve bought a few bottles to savour over the next few weeks, which we store carefully for the journey ahead of ...
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