Unconventional Conventions

Lindsey Holdren

May 11, 2013

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From a US point of view, almost everything in New Zealand is backwards. People drive on the left side of the road, walk on the left side of the sidewalk, and pass people on the left. The location of the steering wheel on the wrong... Read more »

Trains: Pukerangi and Platform 9 3/4

Lindsey Holdren

April 22, 2013

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And so the family departed from Queenstown and began the journey to Dunedin. As fate would have it, upon leaving the hotel lobby I heard the same song - a girl band remake of ELO's Mr. Blue Sky - that had been playing when I first... Read more »

The Lord of the Swings, Feasts Worthy of the Green Dragon, and New Year’s Eve

Lindsey Holdren

April 11, 2013

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I spent the last day of the old year doing the Shotover Bungee Swing. I jumped from over 300 feet (with a few seconds of free fall) into a canyon. I guess I'm beginning the transformative process of becoming an... Read more »

Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound

April 7, 2013

Quintessential Queenstown

Lindsey Holdren

March 12, 2013

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Queenstown: The adrenaline capital of the world. A place that resembles Lake Chelan with more cityscape and greenery, overlooked by mountains and a great gondola. Downtown is lovely, hip, and clean with a small-town feel (update:... Read more »

Adventures in Nelson and the World of Wearable Art Museum

Lindsey Holdren

March 3, 2013

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It's our last day in Nelson and I've made a serendipitous discovery that I will share with you…. How to get an inverse Chaco tan in 5 easy steps: 1) Put on Chacos 2) Spray sunscreen on your feet 3) Scrap a few IQ... Read more »

Nelson, Abel Tasman, and the One Ring

Lindsey Holdren

February 18, 2013

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On December 24th we made our way to the South Island and to Nelson, a city on the shores of Tasman Bay and the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand. Oddly enough, it has been warmer on the South Island than it ever was for... Read more »

Frolicking In The Shire

Lindsey Holdren

February 10, 2013

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The Hobbiton movie set rests picturesquely in a hilly area of private farmland near the North Island city of Matamata. I'll let the photos speak for themselves, but I want to add: if you ever visit, try to go on the earliest tour... Read more »

Airport Apocalypse

Lindsey Holdren

January 28, 2013

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Journal Entry - Day 3 stranded in the Canadian airport bubble ... Read more »

What Would Have Happened

Lindsey Holdren

January 26, 2013

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The itinerary for today included a trip to the Coromandel peninsula and a stop by New Zealand's Hot Water Beach. Sitting in a Canadian airport, I've had plenty of time to look at pictures and imagine myself exploring these little... Read more »