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24/1/2012 Tuesday morning I went back into the i-site on Rolleston Avenue and booked the Akaroa trip. They also asked me if I wanted to do the Black Cat Harbour Tour, which was a two hour trip on a catamaran out into Akaroa bay to see Hector dolphins. I wasn’t sure whether I would do… Read more »

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23/1/2012 After I’d been to the i-site, I went into the Canterbury Museum to use the loos and unexpectedly, I came across an exhibition with some of the best costumes of the World of Wearable Art show there. The exhibition was called “Off The Wall” and was on from 2 December 2011 to 18 March… Read more »

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Here is the story I submitted to the Lonely Planet/Wall Street Journal’s “World’s Greatest Travel Stories Contest” in 2010, which nearly got published in the Wall Street Journal. I was one of the prize winners of this contest. Please see Articles Published page to see more information about the background of this story. THE JEWEL… Read more »

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23/1/2012 I couldn’t sleep the first night in Christchurch. Maybe it was because of the jetlag, or the cup of tea I drank before I went to bed or because there was a lot to take in with the whirlwind tour I was given but it took me ages to drift off to sleep. While… Read more »

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22/1/2012 There’s a friend of mine, called Papa Tipua that I’ve had contact with over the last year or so via email, who lives in Wellington. I mentioned to him that I was aiming to volunteer while I was in Christchurch, in return for a bed there. But even after contacting the Student Volunteer Army… Read more »

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28/4/2010 Well, it was my last day in Antwerp but my train wasn’t until 7pm that evening, so I still had all day to spend there. I didn’t go down for breakfast, as I wanted to wait and go to a cafe called Walrus, which was recommended by a good website that I use, called… Read more »

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26/4/2010 I had very “itchy feet” and needed to go somewhere to “scratch the itch”, so I decided to go to Antwerp. With all the disruption in flights from the volcanic ash, from the Eyjafjallajokull volcanoe in Iceland, over the last two weeks, the short train journey to Antwerp sounded good. It was supposed to… Read more »