Travel Blogs from Auckland
... dorms were just mattresses next to each other so was a bit like a sleepover. There were loads of trees to climb and games to play, the lounge was a room with a big log fire in the middle so we all chilled with a few pints. Unfortunately the guys that work there have lost grip of reality and make it their mission to hit on any girl that arrives there. They were drunk and creepy but our group weren't the type to play up to them. It was then time to go to the capital ...
... we set off on a 20 minute drive to "chipmunks" which was a chaotic place crowded full of very excitable kids (as expected on a rainy bank holiday).
Our slow meander back towards Auckland reached it's conclusion today as we took the final 40km south. We decided to go to zoo number 4 of the trip with expectations tempered by a feeling of zoo over familiarity and with memories of unbeatable ...
So when I first got awarded my interview for my Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship I of course did my Winston Churchill homework.
I came across this quote which pretty much personified the work I am doing on so many levels.
“To each there comes in their lifetime a ...
Like many islands, New Zealand harbors unique biodiversity. The country separated
from the Gondwana land mass about 80 million years ago, so evolution has been
going its own way ever since. Fast forward to a millennium ago -- before humans
discovered the place -- and New Zealand was home to a fascinating array of
species found nowhere else on the planet. Denizens included tuataras, a
foot-long lizard that is the last survivor of an entire family of dinosaurs,
... it is going to have a wedding and the want some pictures in the vineyard without nets! I thought that it would be easy…first mistake, I also thought that picking was the hardest job in the vineyard…second mistake! Take off the nets is so a hard job, you need a tractor with a long metal structure in the back (it looks a little bit redneck), you put the nets in the top of the structure and after you ...