Amy Crimmins


Amy Crimmins

I am a first time traveller and have decided to jet off to the other side of the world to travel round New Zealand and live like a Hobbit for a few months before heading over to Oz to see some Kangaroos...

G’Day from Australia! Yep I am now in the land of the kangaroos and BBQs! So my last month in Auckland was pretty uneventful, just lots of working and planning out Australia! It was sad saying goodbye to the people I’ve grown close too over the past couple of months and I really hope to stay in contact with a few of them but it was time to move on and see something new! My leaving drinks was one of the more eventful nights I spent in Auckland, we partied until 5am! When I now hear the song ‘500 miles’ I think of my very drunk Auckland family in a certain Irish bar marching away…! Well I flew into Australia on Saturday. I flew into Sydney just as the sun was rising and my first view ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central December 27th 2011

Hello everyone! Just a quick message to say I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that you have a great New Year! Quick update form me, Australia is all booked and ready to go so I fly out there on the 28th January to Sydney before heading to Canberra for a couple of months! I’ve been re-employed by my old company so for those of you who I used to work with you might be getting an email or two from me in the Australian office! Then I’ll be trecking up the East Coast and hopefully fitting in some surf lessons along the way! It’s not confirmed yet but I’m hoping I can head out to Fiji for my birthday in August, just as a treat haha! I’ll be working in Auckland pretty ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central December 7th 2011

‘You will find adventure…or adventure will find you’ Ok so the quote isn’t from some famous and wise philosopher (It’s actually the tagline from the Lord of the Rings films! Ironic much…) but it is a quote that since I first heard it has captured me and driven me to currently being sat in my flat in Auckland, New Zealand. Yes, I am currently living on the other side of the world. Even two months in I still have to pinch myself some mornings to make sure that this hasn’t been one huge dream! If there’s one thing that I’ve learned so far on my travels it’s that life is far too short and complicated! And so, two months ago now, I decided to step out of my comfort zone, leave behind my well paid, stable, ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central November 12th 2011

Wellington to Christchurch Oops I was a bit delayed in getting this uploaded! So where did we leave it, ah yeah leaving Wellington… Another week, another mad bus ride with the Kiwi Experience :o) Ok this time it was all about the South Island and our trip was as follows: Wellington – Kaiteriteri - Westport - Greymouth/The Poo Pub – Franz Josef – Lake Wanaka - Queenstown – Christchurch Kaiteriteri After an early start in Wellington the day after the All Blacks regained their world champion’s status we, hungover, jumped on the ferry for the 3-hour crossing to the South Island. Now doing this ferry early in the morning with hangover was a bit of risk and though it was a little bumpy I’m gad to say we made it across with no un-pleasenteries! So it ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington Region » Wellington October 21st 2011

So the first week of the Kiwi Experience Funky Chicken bus tour has been awesome!! We've travelled all down the North Island and I feel like I'm finally seeing the real New Zealand, hills & sheep lol! Ok so our journey has been as follows: Auckland - Hot Water Beach - Waitomo - Rotorua - Lake Taupo - River Valley - Wellington Hot Water Beach: Well this place was was fun, it's just an average beach with a bit of a twist! At low tide if you dig in the sand at the right place you can dig yourself a hot pool! There's a hot spring that sits underneath the beach, and it's called Hot Water Beach for a reason as the spring water is boiling!! We also woke up at 5:30am the next morning as ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central October 10th 2011

Woohoo I survived my first week! Ok so it's been a bit of crazy week as we have spend most of our time (me, Claire, Emily and Helen) looking for jobs and a houseshare however due to the Rugby everywhere is either too expensive or full so we decided on Friday that we are going to do the Kiwi experience bus tour and we've picked the Funky Chicken package which does both Islands and it's half price this week!! We're catching the bus on Wednesday, it's a minuim of 3 weeks but we said that we might stay longer in some of the bigger towns, like Queenstown, as there's so much to see there! It's a 12 month hop-on hop-off pass so we're in no rush until our money runs low haha! Ok so Auckland, the ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Balmoral October 3rd 2011

Well I’m here!! Two ten hour flights with only a 2 hour stop in the middle, it was a long journey and, as I’m sure you can understand, I am completely shattered and want my bed…but I can’t check in for another 2 hours so hence why you’re all getting this update! As I write this its currently 10am Monday morning in Auckland, it’s windy and a bit drizzly outside, and my brain has no idea what’s going on! So I’ve only been here 2 hours yet I already have some New Zealand facts for y’all that personally I love, 1. People are not lying when they say the Kiwis are friendly! The passport control lady who had to check my visa etc was telling me that her friend owns a pub in Auckland and that ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe September 22nd 2011

Ok so here it is, my first blog! Really this is just a test so there will be nothing exciting here just yet! My last day in work tomorrow...9 days until I fly...It's coming around quickly!! Amz x... read more

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