Tag: New Zealand

Road trip! From Christchurch to Wellington in New Zealand

If there’s one thing I wanted to do in New Zealand (other than catch up with friends and family), it was a road trip. While I initially planned to go down south to Queenstown, my mum suggested a road trip from Christchurch to Wellington, invited my brother along, and suddenly it was a family affair. We left […]

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5 Signs the Expat Life Could be for you

Welcome to my new “Life as an Expat” series. Recently I’ve had a ton of questions about living as an expat, so in the next few blog posts I aim to answer them, and share a little about how I make my life as a perpetual expat work. Here are 5 signs the expat life could […]

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My Travel Plans for 2015

Happy New Years everyone! It’s officially New Year’s Eve, and I’m about to go inhale Mexican food and margaritas, watch some fireworks in the old city, and then go dancing. Yay! While I’m a little sad that I’m not celebrating with my friends from Beijing, today I’ve been thinking about all of my travel plans for […]

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185 Empty White Chairs in Christchurch

There are few things more heartbreaking than seeing your home town devastated by over eleven thousand earthquakes. In a special kind of irony, Lonely Planet named Christchurch number six out of ten top cities to visit in 2013, while the mayor himself has admitted that Christchurch is “munted”. There are whole suburbs of Christchurch that […]

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That time I jumped off a bridge and screamed like a girl.

I’ve always wanted to try bungy jumping. The moment I learned that you could jump off a bridge, attached to what is essentially a super-strength rubber band I was intrigued. I wondered if I’d be able to do it. Would I get to the edge, look down and freak out? Or would I take the final step […]

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A Kiwi in the United States- Lessons I learned in America

While living as a kiwi in the United States, I’ve learned a lot about myself that I didn’t expect. Here are just a few of the things I’ve learned:   I can stand up for myself Living in American has made me way more assertive. Kiwis are pretty laid back, and we don’t usually make a fuss if […]

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