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Taking the Long Way Around

Tiffany: So it’s that time again for Greg to take the mic for his birthday message:   Greg: 2 years ago today I wrote you  from a remote island in the middle of French Polynesia in between diving lessons. Last … Continue reading

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Living in Rural New Zealand

Helensville, New Zealand As we’ve previously noticed, the lines between rural and urban New Zealand are quite blurred.  Sheep can be found in the middle of their largest city, and when we tell New Zealanders that we lived in Helensville … Continue reading

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Storming the Hedges

Dunedin, NZ The Kiwi Roadtrip continues! At long last we finally come to it.  Our grail, our Mecca, our El Dorado, our own little land of Canaan in New Zealand, if you will. (yeah, we’re still reading the Bible.) The … Continue reading

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Where the Scots ended up

Dunedin, NZ Often when writing a blog entry we look back on the last few articles in order to remind ourselves where we left off.  This time we reviewed the road trip video and, well, frankly… Wow, that was a … Continue reading

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First! FIRST!!

Auckland, New Zealand Come on, how often do you get to call first on New Years? Well, if you’re a Kiwi probably about once a year but still, we’re American so it’s cool! Sydney claims first and the world gives … Continue reading

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Eating Kiwi Style

Auckland, New Zealand With a population of about 1.3 million, the city of Auckland is the major city of New Zealand. It’s considered so truly massive that recent legislation has consolidated all the suburbs under one city government which is … Continue reading

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Kia Ora!

Auckland, New Zealand Kia Ora means hello in Maori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand. A plane flight brought us from Tonga to Auckland where we planned to spend a week or two with friends before returning … Continue reading

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Hail Brittania!

Enroute Auckland, New Zealand Before entering New Zealand we really should take a moment to recognize something we have grown to realize in our travels. Play this while reading: When people ask us what we think of USA & UK … Continue reading

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The Upside to Colonization

Tongatapu, Tonga Downside to never being taken over by a western power: There’s a lot of poverty in Tonga.  Hut village on the edge of the capital town   There’s a lot of wealth too, it’s just focused on the … Continue reading

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The many hazards of landlubbing

Tongatapu, Tonga We ended up at this luau & Tongan food fest put on by a local entrepreneur in an Oceanside cave.  Just getting there reminded Greg of one of hazards of land bound life outside America… Seriously, either there’s … Continue reading

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