New Zealand

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December 7, 2011

Oamaru, New Zealand is a curious town. As Karen noted, the locals have embraced their Victorian history. But they’ve also embraced the pseudo-Victorian, thoroughly modern art form of steampunk.

December 6, 2011

My love of animals, meeting new people and wanting a different place to sleep than a hostel drove me to check out WWOOFing.

November 28, 2011

Kiwis have great accents. Depending on where you’re from, these accents can be downright funny.

November 26, 2011

Lollies. No, not lollipops, as I incorrectly assumed. “Lollies” refers to candy of any and all types. We found them at the supermarket: mini-bars, wrapped for Halloween, in packages of… 18.

November 16, 2011

Karen and I have wanted to go for a roll ever since we saw Peter Gabriel do it in concert. We finally got our chance in Rotorua, NZ.

November 15, 2011

The time has come to trade koalas for kiwi birds. Goodbye Oz, hello New Zealand.