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Tube diversions

For the longest time I’ve avoided public transport. Back in Wellington I harboured actual resentment towards the bus. The route my bus took went past the high school, so every morning I’d share my trip with 30-odd children. (I’m not sure what age you get where you start thinking of high-schoolers as children, but I’m… Continue reading Tube diversions

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Why I would not recommend the overnight bus

Dear bus, I suppose it wasn’t really your fault. You are a machine constructed of interlocking metal pieces, stuck with your place in the world, whether you asked for it or not. Maybe you could have been something nicer, like a toaster? I’m not familiar with the differences between toaster metal and bus metal but… Continue reading Why I would not recommend the overnight bus

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Finding myself in Europe

Before we left for our European backpacking adventure, I looked forward to meeting the new Kate. The new Kate was a seasoned traveller, one who would shrug her bronzed shoulders when problems cropped up, scraping together her last few coins for beer instead of a hostel. Nothing would faze her. She would try everything. She… Continue reading Finding myself in Europe

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Fiji Travel Journal Part Thirteen: Bras, Saw-rey Trav-lahs and Man Hostesses

Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers Part Three: Binkies, Babes and Bathtubs Part Four: Carbs, Catamarans and Cast Away Part Five: Baronesses, Orations and Foreign Gems Part Six: Mushroom Brains, Front Naps and Tuna Smashing Part Seven: Entree, Main Course and Dessert Part Eight: Periodicals, Pool… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part Thirteen: Bras, Saw-rey Trav-lahs and Man Hostesses

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Fiji Travel Journal Part Twelve: The Wrong Towels, Sporting Challenges and Missing Knickers

Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers Part Three: Binkies, Babes and Bathtubs Part Four: Carbs, Catamarans and Cast Away Part Five: Baronesses, Orations and Foreign Gems Part Six: Mushroom Brains, Front Naps and Tuna Smashing Part Seven: Entree, Main Course and Dessert Part Eight: Periodicals, Pool… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part Twelve: The Wrong Towels, Sporting Challenges and Missing Knickers

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Fiji Travel Journal Part Eleven: Bottoms, Bubbles and Definite Things

Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers Part Three: Binkies, Babes and Bathtubs Part Four: Carbs, Catamarans and Cast Away Part Five: Baronesses, Orations and Foreign Gems Part Six: Mushroom Brains, Front Naps and Tuna Smashing Part Seven: Entree, Main Course and Dessert Part Eight: Periodicals, Pool… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part Eleven: Bottoms, Bubbles and Definite Things

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Fiji Travel Journal Part Ten: Balloons, Perverts and Tequila

Part One: Donuts, Margaritas and Waistcoats Part Two: Airports, Adoption and the Kindness of Strangers Part Three: Binkies, Babes and Bathtubs Part Four: Carbs, Catamarans and Cast Away Part Five: Baronesses, Orations and Foreign Gems Part Six: Mushroom Brains, Front Naps and Tuna Smashing Part Seven: Entree, Main Course and Dessert Part Eight: Periodicals, Pool… Continue reading Fiji Travel Journal Part Ten: Balloons, Perverts and Tequila