New Zealand Traffic Jam

New Zealand Traffic Jams

Imagine you are hurtling along a precariously twisting mountain pass in a obnoxiously painted camper van going more or less 100 Km/h. All is right in your scenic world until, without warning, a massive herd of hundreds of sheep is seen running – yes, running – across the entire highway […]

Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand

New Zealand, Could You Be Prettier?!

I didn’t think so. Even an unplanned pit stop to use a bathroom at the park you just happen to be driving past turns into a spectacle of magnificence. For more pictures of the awesomeness that is New Zealand, check out my Flickr photos.  

La Veranda rose, charcuterie and cheese

I AM Wine!

New Zealand is a Mecca of sorts for wine lovers, and visiting its renowned vineyards and wine regions has been one of the many many reasons I’ve looked forward to an EnZed trip. Now, let the wine tours commence! We started in Hawke’s Bay, hitting Esk Valley, Clearview and Te […]

The Little Sparrow

Introducing, My “Little Sparrow”

I wasn’t like a lot of other 16 years olds back in my day. I mean, in some ways I fit the bill of a kid in the ’90s: shopping at the Gap, wearing lots of flannel, doing my hair up in scrunchies. But then, while other kids were getting […]

My Hot Options.

Who You Calling “Hot Option”?

At this stage of the trip – the start of month 6 – a few things have happened. First, I am down to a mere 1 pair of pants in my backpack. Second, the weather has taken a turn for cold and getting colder as I arrive in New Zealand […]

The incomparable Uluru

Into the Bush With Outback Val

It’s quite clear after spending 2 weeks on the continent that Australia suffers no shortage of awesome cities and natural landscapes, as well as quite possibly the world’s nicest people. But more intriguing to me are the wacky, wild, giant and sometimes terrifying things that keep popping up out in […]

Obviously, the Sydney Opera House!

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

As my arrival in Australia drew near, I regretted having to bid farewell to Southeast Asia and return to a world so similar to my own. Part of the great adventure of this trip has been constant exposure to worlds, foods, architecture, religions, clothing and ritual so very foreign to […]