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30/7/2015 A lot has happened since I left New Zealand over two months ago and it’s high time that I filled everyone in on what I’ve been doing. I’ll just quickly say that I’ve moved to Edinburgh and am trying to get myself sorted out here with finding a job, opening bank accounts, registering with… Read more »

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14/4/2015 “Aurora Alert!” This was a text that I got from a work colleague last Saturday night. It meant that I had to get my butt out the door fast, get away from Lake Tekapo’s village lights and go somewhere that was facing south. It was an opportunity to get a glimpse of my first… Read more »

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23/2/2015 I’ve had some “fun and games” recently with Expedia.nl regarding my return flight back to Amsterdam. It’s been a learning experience, to say the least! I booked a return flight from Amsterdam to New Zealand through Expedia.nl in 2013. I checked the Fares and Rules section because I knew that I might have to… Read more »

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15/12/2014 Getting up close and personal to mountains, especially snow covered ones, makes my heart do double somersaults. For quite a while now I’ve been thinking about taking the Air Safaris Grand Traverse Scenic Flight over the Southern Alps in New Zealand. Part of the reason for this was because I wanted to see the… Read more »

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11/10/2014 (The Kiwi/Kerry Connection) Since February this year I’ve been working on a project which involves the first ever twinning of two international dark sky reserves. These two reserves are the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve (I.D.S.R.) Ireland and the Aoraki Mackenzie I.D.S.R. in New Zealand. At the end of January 2014 I heard that… Read more »

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14/09/2014 On the 7th May 2014 I decided to do a Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in Fjordland, New Zealand. This is the last part of this blog and it was an interesting end to a very enjoyable trip. We headed out to a seal colony at Nee Islets and on our way there we saw… Read more »