Myself and Liam Daglish, a friend of mine, have decided to embark on a journey and push ourselves to new limits this year. We are signing up to compete in “The Pioneer” cross country mountain bike race which takes place in the South Island of New Zealand this November. 460km in length, the 6 day […]Read More Pioneering a new challenge
Our bums danced in synchronicity to the vibrations of Horace the Hiace rumbling across the Waikato hillside away from Raglan. We had no plans apart from the fact that we knew we would need to reach Wellington in the coming weeks when my work visa was finally processed. The problem was that we had no […]Read More Can’t beat Wellington on a good day
I have been pondering for some time about whether or not I should revive this blog thread from my travelling days, just over a year ago. I received a friendly message from a friend of mine the other day, whom I had met in Wanaka the previous winter, asking how I was and amongst other […]Read More Whaingaroa (“the long pursuit”)
Endless markets bustling with people competing for space. An army of food carts offering an incredible variety of the strangest and most wonderful foods. All manner of freshly butchered animals out on display. The rancid smell of fish guts mixed with the fragrant smell of infused lemongrass creating a rare pong. Hiding in their air […]Read More Surprise!!!
One of the things that I like most about travelling is getting the chance to try all of the different foods in each of the countries you visit. The food in New Zealand was generally similar to what is consumed in the Western world. The Maori liked their Hangii (meat and vegetables slow cooked underground) […]Read More Padang, Rendang and Nasi Goreng
Bagus, one of the few Balinese words that I have picked up while in Indonesia. It means fantastic or cool. Many locals utter it often in a range of circumstances. I myself blurt it out at times when I genuinely don’t know what else to say. Bali is a mesmerisingly frantic and absolutely fantastic island […]Read More Bali Bagus!
I keep telling myself that I have bad luck. Bad things seem to follow me around. Since deciding to venture around the world, the universe has for some reason decided to conspire against me. Right on cue when arriving to New Zealand my bags were delayed for 24 hours. On the bright side I got […]Read More When will I learn????
As I approach the end of my working holiday in NZ, it dawns on me how time has passed by in the blink of an eye. This tends to happen when you’re enjoying every moment of it. New Zealand is fucking amazing! I clearly remember first setting foot here, touching down in Auckland International Airport. […]Read More WANAKA!!!
Taking the first steps in the redirecting of your life’s path are undoubtedly the toughest and most daunting. This decision could be life changing, it could make or break you. A world of unknowns await you, good things, as well as bad things, will inevitably happen to you, you will be tested to your limits, […]Read More Taking the first steps