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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown July 30th 2012

Another 2 weeks since I've blogged, oops! I wish I could blog more often but if I'm not doing it, you know I'm busy having fun :) So a couple of a weeks ago I got another horrible bloody cough/cold thing. And I was in a 10 person dorm with a load of annoying, obnoxious, incredibly loud Amercian girls who kept me awake in the evenings drinking when I was trying to sleep cos I was so tired from coughing all day. But I did have revenge as I managed to keep a lot of them awake coughing up a lung most nights. So 3 days later and I'm back in game, just in time for the Queenstown weekend (Thursday to Monday) a very sexy frenchman to invite me to his hostel for an afternoon in ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown July 26th 2012

The next morning we woke to a really loud siren. We had been hearing them throughout the alps on our trip, and didn't really know what they were for. We got breakfast and left Te Anau. On our way to Queenstown, we stopped at a herd of cows- we had to get some photos as we had seen so many huge herds on our travels. On the radio we heard that there had been a bus crash near Mossburn, which was on the way to Queenstown. The crash happened at the time we heard the siren. We passed the crash on our way, and saw the bus overturned on the side of the road. It was a sobering sight. We heard on the news that nobody was killed, but a few hurt. We stopped at a ... read more
View of Lake Wakatipo
View of Lake Wakatipo from the Gondola
Orlagh ready to go paragliding

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown July 25th 2012

Leanne and I stayed at a greta place in sydney, palms backpackers. In kings cross which is apparently the rough area of sydney. I thought it was fine but saying that, one guy was killed and a girl bottled in the clud we were at. Still, happens anywheer and I got drinks for free so i was happy : ) Sydney is a pretty city. Clean and friendly, beach nearby but a bit too clean cut for my taste. We flew into christchurch a couple of days. Christchurch is like a ghost town, nothing is open and everything seems to have been lost in the earthquake. Its quite sad really. We had to stay in christchurch for a couple of days as the lovley airport managed to misplace leannes bag (3 hour flight), apparently she wasnt ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown July 16th 2012

Wow, can't believe it's been 11days since I last blogged, can't explain how quickly time is flying. So last weekend was fun, the guys from work bought a crate of beer Saturday night so we got pissed for the last hour of work then had a night out and got chatted up by a customer from the shop who is from Sydney who has said I can go and stay with him while I'm there, result! Went boarding 2 days in a row, Monday-Tuesday, and Tuesday I unfortunately took out an old board from the shop and got thrown about so much it was awful, I even fell off a cliff! Luckily for me it had some snow so I could navigate between the rocks down the cliff face on my board and came away unscathed. ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown July 5th 2012

Cold is still going strong :( So Sunday afternoon, after our 20" pizza, I bumped into this guy I'd met on a night out and he invited me along for a bungy jump. So I talked that one in, it was amazing! Such a rush, it was great doing it at night as well over Queenstown, the view was incredible. The bungy was the last fun thing I did and have since spent my sickly days sleeping, engrossed in the Fifty Shades trilogy and working, fail. Tried boarding today but it was so busy with the Australian school holidays I gave up after an hour, I have never fallen so much through being taken out by children and swerving to avoid people, rubbish. But back on it tonight for girls night! Fed up of feeling sorry ... read more

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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown July 1st 2012

After 25 days, I've finally gotten ill. Bit of a cough going on and feeling a bit run down but still loving life and surprised it took this long! Went night skiing for the first time Friday night which was incredible, did the best boarding I've ever done and loved it so much more than in the day because there aren't any beginners on the slopes to get in the way and no kids that fly down the slopes without any awareness of other people. Also there's music playing and everyones drinking, we had a rule that everytime we did a run we would have a drink! Can't wait to go again. But one of the girls took a tumble and damaged her knee and scraped her face on the ice which has left a lovely ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown June 27th 2012

Still can't believe how quickly time is flying, I've been in Queenstown 3 weeks. So went out Monday night after work on the 'blindfold barcrawl' in the snow which was hilarious. You are blindfolded on the walk between the bars and you have to hold onto a rope and follow the person in front. So we got to do this at night, in the snow with people falling over, soaked to the bone, throwing snowballs at eachother etc. Was really good fun. Met up with the group of lads who are staying in the dorm next door to me and we then spent the whole of Tuesday drinking as well, I tried going to work at 4pm, only to be ill, make a round of tea for everyone then be told to go home, where we ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown June 23rd 2012

Is still all good here, I have calmed down slightly and actually started cooking real food again as opposed to living on porridge and supernoodles. Still going out 5 nights a week but getting some sleep as well. Feeling very settled and still very happy and relaxed. Snow is rubbish now, it rained hard last night so mountain is closed which isn't great but with Winterfest going on, there are lots of other things to keep busy with. Went to the opening festival fireworks last night and sat on the pebble beach and watched them with a load of people and about to go and watch people jump into the freezing lake in fancy dress :) they say that you will survive around 20 minutes in the lake before you get hypothermia. Still loving all the ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown June 20th 2012

I have been in Queenstown 2 weeks now and time has flown by. So our double date last night was lovely. Went with Gem to meet the blonde hulk and his friend for some sushi and then went to a nice bar with a fire out on the roof terrace and blankets so we could snuggle up and get cosy. Very happy. We had such a good time with the 2 of them, (even though my mate didn't fancy his mate) but it was a real good laugh. I also managed to spill a glass of mulled wine down my new dress so it felt like I had wet myself, very attractive. So the night was going well until the rugby managers turned up, and as the boys are playing in the match this Saturday, they ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown June 19th 2012

It has been a while since my last entry but that is becasue I have been s busy I have hardly had a chance. Anyway I started by heading north out of auckland and up to bay of islands. I did a really cool canoe trip up there around the islands. We stopped in a shallow part and jumped out and picked a bunch of pippis (small mussels) out of the sand before canoeing to one of the islands and steaming them up right there. So tasty. I only spent the one day up there before coming back to Auckland and onto hot water beach. We had a really small bus of people, only eleven of us in a 54 seater bus, but it was a fun group. On hot water beach the name says it ... read more




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