I didn’t know that Great Barrier Island existed until 2014. When Lox first told me that’s where his mum lived, I assumed that meant that she lived in Australia. I felt kind of silly when I realised that it’s actually right here in New Zealand (to the North-East of Auckland, about a 30 minute plane … More Exploring my homeland: Great Barrier Island
It has now been a whole six months since I left Canada and came back to New Zealand. I can’t believe I’ve already been home for so long and I’m definitely getting itchy feet & wanting to travel again. Partly because I like travelling and seeing new things, but also because I love discovering people’s unintentionally … More “New Zealand, that’s in Europe right?”
Every month, a million different things seem to happen and April has been no different – I feel like I’ve fit an entire year into the past 30 days. As well as catching up with people I haven’t seen in forever, I’ve also managed to score both a flat (which I move into today!) and a job … More April ’17 Favourites!
On Saturday afternoon, exhausted from flying and from our chronic lack of sleep in Iceland, Lox and I arrived in Amsterdam. We basically crashed as soon as we checked into our hotel, but the next day we woke up suitably refreshed and decided to explore the city. Amsterdam is one of those places that is unreasonably … More Going Dutch
When I was working in Vancouver, one of the multitudinous ads from the Skytrain would not get out of my head – the ad offering a free stopover in Iceland when you book a flight with Icelandair. After months of it refusing to leave my brain, I finally looked up prices and found that flights were ridiculously … More 3 Nights in Iceland
As I’ve mentioned at least a hundred times by now, I’m travelling around Canada with Lox and Cindy Lou, our lovely minivan. I’ve personified Cindy so much in my head that I needed to write this little ditty about her. It’d mean a lot to me if you checked it out!
After spending over a week in beautiful Quebec, Lox and I headed to New Brunswick. We didn’t have much interest in it, but we wanted to get to Prince Edward Island and to get there, we needed to cross the sparsely populated NB. We only had a couple of days there which we spent chilling out in our … More Road tripping around Canada: The Maritimes
I can’t speak French. Parlo un po’ d’italiano and entiendo un poco de español, but my French is limited to parlez-vous anglais? and inappropriate lines from Moulin Rouge. The only French part of the world I’ve spent much time in is Paris, and in all honesty, most people speak English anyway so it’s no big drama being monolingual. I knew that … More Voyage au Canada: Montréal
Whenever I told anyone that Lox & I were going to drive across Canada, every person said to get out of the prairies as soon as possible (as well as “Oh, it’ll be cold!”, as if we were unaware that Canada gets cold in the winter). Everyone had sold the “flat, boring” prairies as the … More Road tripping around Canada: The Prairies
After leaving Campbell River, we headed to Agassiz, BC, where our old flatmate from Vancouver had organised a working weekend at his family’s farm. It was really great to see our old flatmates again – even though it had only been about 2 weeks since we left – and surprisingly fun helping out with a … More Road tripping around Canada: First snow!