Monthly Archives: March 2009

Hostel Life Part 1

My first day of hostel work was on Friday night. It was pretty straightforward, with lots of checklists and notes about each “tricky” thing. I was trained by a girl named Dani who I’m taking over for when she leaves … Continue reading

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Random Cultural Things #2

More random cultural things: Men working on construction crews, farms, etc. wear shorts with construction boots. It makes even the guy with one tooth wielding a shovel look hot with his tanned, muscled legs showing. Kiwis are really trusting, they … Continue reading

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Life in Wellington

I was in Wellington for a week staying at the Cambridge Hotel, then the Moana Lodge in Plimmerton (nearby) for a week, now I’m back in town. This time I’m staying at the Rosemere, the same place Blair and Suzanne … Continue reading

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Picton, Plimmerton, and volunteering

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to leave Wellington because of the madness that was the Homegrown Festival. I took the ferry to Picton and stayed at The Villas backpackers. My first day was a bit chilly … Continue reading

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Wellington

I made it to Wellington on the overnight Intercity bus. My neck is still sore from the bizarre sleeping configurations I had to fold myself into. Luckily though, it was completely silent and very smoothe, it felt a lot like … Continue reading

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Coromandel

It’s been 4 days now that I’ve been in Coromandel and I can pretty easily say I’m recharged. I arrived Thursday and spent all day Thursday and Friday sitting around the amazingly beautiful and serene house. There’s Sky TV, wireless … Continue reading

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Oamaru, Akaroa, Christchurch, and Coromandel

Before going out to see the penguins, I posted a note to the hostel’s bulletin board (physical cork board, not online 🙂 asking if anyone wanted a ride up to Christchurch in the morning. It’s a 4 hour drive from … Continue reading

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