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Picking Fruit

Coffs Harbor, NSW, AU The Australian East Coast Adventure continues!! After recovering from the surfboard chafing… …yes, chafing.  From surfboards. We decided to embark on our next genuine Aussie backpacker experience: We went fruit picking. Related posts: Backpacker Jobs How-to … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up!

Coffs Harbor, NSW, AU Our Australian East Coast Adventure continues!! Ok, we all know why Greg says he’s from San Francisco right? So what he didn’t mention was that this habit started when he was in at the Coast Guard … Continue reading

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That was anti-climatic

 Blue Mountains, NSW, AU Sydney is… Well… …Anti-climatic. Related posts: Blizzard of Independence Snow in Australia Tradies How exactly do trees grow on coral?

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A Teaspoon of Concrete

Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ After a week of enjoying the excellent company and stunning views provided by living on a mountain surrounded by glaciers and waterfalls from, most importantly, behind the protective barrier of a New Zealand hut, the … Continue reading

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A Hut Warden’s Life

French Ridge hut Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ Notices posted on the kitchen wall of French Ridge hut: Seriously, we freaking love these people. By now we’ve mentioned it enough that you’re probably asking “Hey guys?  What are these huts … Continue reading

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Kiwi Moderate

Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ Another aspect of friendship is the joint lexicon a group develops over time.  Shared experiences become stories, stories become jokes, jokes become catchphrases and so on until it gets to the point where simply mentioning … Continue reading

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Kiwi Killers

Helensville, NZ There is an invading force that is, right now as we write this, entrenched in the sovereign territory of New Zealand. Estimates vary widely but everyone seems to think there are AT LEAST seven invaders for every man, … Continue reading

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It’s the smell!

Auckland, New Zealand Auckland just smells good. Being people who grew up in cities, we got used to the smells that are a normal part of urban life: car exhaust, cleaning chemicals, in San Francisco the smell of cable car … Continue reading

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Pirates!

Tongatapu, Tonga The capital island is all-in-all not as cool as Vava’u.  But hey, it ain’t bad and they got the awesome fried rice we mentioned in our last post, not to mention the royal estate.   And goats!  Goats … Continue reading

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Back on the Surface

Vava’u, Tonga Like we said, Vava’u is a cruising paradise and there are just some things you need a boat for: Just in case you thought the water was nothing but frolicking baby whales and amazing coral, we found out … Continue reading

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