Setting my backpack down

09. November 2015 Travel 0
I have a home!!!! Oh the bliss & relief at being able to set my backpack down for 6 weeks. I am so happy!!!! I have been slumming it in a hostel for a week so I am delighted to have some private space. I wasn’t exactly slumming it in the hostel. I don’t actually ...

It all fell into place

09. November 2015 Travel, work abroad 0
I have been in Wellington for 5 days & I have a bank account, IRD number & drivers licence on the way & a library card. I have a full time job & a home I move into next week! I have friends, a favourite cafe, my regular sushi place. I have a grasp of ...

Employed!

08. November 2015 new zealand, Travel 0
After handing out 3 CVs in Wellington I have landed a job! I am now a fully fledged member of staff in an Irish bar. Yes, I am ticking clichés & making my CV even more of a mockery. I am a natural yet also struggling. The till is a logistical nightmare with things listed ...

Windy Wellington

06. November 2015 new zealand, Travel 0
“Windy Wellington” – That was frequently mentioned in the many conversations I had with people before coming to New Zealand. It was mentioned so frequently that you would think one would acknowledge this short statement as something legitimate. You would think so, right? Me, no. I thought every person was exaggerating & that I would surely ...

Wellington

05. November 2015 new zealand 0
I have arrived in Wellington!!! My initial impression is a friendly easy going centrally located city with a nice buzz about it. It seems to have a good selection of entertainment with various theatres, cinemas & comedy nights as well as the usual night life selection of bars & night clubs. There are plenty of restaurants ...

Auckland to Wellington

05. November 2015 Travel 0
Today I learnt that I do not possess the psychological strength or patience to endure an 11 hour bus trip with a toddler. I also learnt that you should bring ear plugs on an 11 hour bus trip. You live & learn.

Auckland

Hello New Zealand! I am in Auckland. It has the feeling of just another city about it…. That is to be expected when you are in another city. I am so happy to finally be here, in New Zealand, after having it in the back of my mind & as one of the big ones ...

Sydney

26. October 2015 Travel 0
Flying into Sydney on the cusp of sunrise & the skyline looks incredible. I have a feeling I would have a good time in this city. It’s a shame I’m just here for a connecting flight. I’m exhausted from the traveling. I hate how my face feels so congested & puffy & my feet feel heavy ...

Back to Singapore

22. October 2015 singapore, Travel 0
I have 1 more night in Singapore before I continue my journey to Auckland. This morning I took a 4hr morning bus from Melaka to Singapore, $12 (£5.50). I’m delighted to report that no one burped in my face stamping me back into the country, what a relief. Not one to sit around, I spent ...