Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sipidan: The Majesty & The Tragedy (HKSAMH part 1)

“You’ve gotta dive Sipidan Island.” That’s what the experienced scuba divers on our Great Barrier Reef boat told me, and guidebooks likewise identify Sipidan as one of the great dive locations in the world. After years of questionable conservation, the … Continue reading

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Toilets: New Zealand Edition

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Steampunk city

Oamaru, New Zealand is a curious town. As Karen noted, the locals have embraced their Victorian history. But they’ve also embraced the pseudo-Victorian, thoroughly modern art form of steampunk. It’s delightful to see cultured, costumed townspeople against a backdrop of … Continue reading

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Return of the Ken

The final chapter in Ken’s epic Lord of the Rings quest takes him back where it all began.

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WWOOF!

Life on a Kiwi Farm My love of animals, meeting new people and wanting a different place to sleep than a hostel drove me to check out WWOOFing. Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (or sometimes Willing Workers On Organic Farms) … Continue reading

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Peter Jackson strikes back

So far, Ken has been trailing the famed director around New Zealand. Now, Peter Jackson unleashes his formidable powers on the unsuspecting traveler.

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Beached As, Part Two

For weeks, we’ve been getting laughs from watching Beached As. But when we went for a walk at Gemstone Beach, we had no idea how serious things were going to get.  

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Swing, baby!

For an adrenalin rush, hop on a… swing?  

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One tour to rule them all

Beyond the mythical land of Wellington, Ken’s epic quest continues…

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