Hunt for the mystery neighborhood, London.

The last time I was in London, I remembered being in a really cool neighborhood with tons of cute cafes, pubs, and restaurants. I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember the name… Continue reading

London Part Two: City still charming, people still…not.

Being catastrophically jet-lagged (Rob woke up at 4:30am!), we started our first real day in London pretty early. Following a quick breakfast at our hostel, Clink 78, we headed to Kings Cross/St. Pancras… Continue reading

The Golden Bay towns: Takaka and Collingwood

We left our Takaka Area campsite without sentiment – it was kind of a last-minute camping site, since the DOC site was completely full and the other accomodation options we looked at were… Continue reading

Milford Sound

We drove to Milford Sound, and we were lucky, barely missing the closings that have been happening fairly frequently in recent weeks due to avalaches, rock falls, erosion, and flooding. We made it… Continue reading

West Port: Beer.

From Punakaiki we drove North to Takaka, via Grey Mouth and West Port – home of the West Coast Brewing company. Breweries had sort of become “Rob’s thing” by this point in the… Continue reading

K-Lumps (Kuala Lumpur)

I was extremely excited to be with Rob as he got his first taste of Asia in Kuala Lumpur. I filled him in along the way about certain asian customs (including SEAL). It… Continue reading

The bluest water – Lake Tekapo

Upon leaving Christchurch, we headed to Lake Tekapo via Ashburn and Fairlie. Along the way, we picked up a nice hitchhiker named Daniel. He looked a lot like a hippie Jesus, with his… Continue reading

Back to Wellington

We found another cool park in Pahiatua where we met a dangerously fearless kid named Max. With a quick stop in Masterton for some Roast Lemon Chutney, we were headed home. It was… Continue reading

Christmas with the Byrnes

Each member of the Byrne family has a comically distinct personality. While staying at their romantic vineyard-side ranch house, we had a wine-country style holiday; something I had never experienced before. We cooked… Continue reading

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is the name of the area surrounding Hawke Bay (brilliant nomenclature, I know). This area includes Napier, Havelock North, Clive, and probably another town or two that I can’t remember at… Continue reading