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This week the blog “Me speak Kiwi One Day” went viral as travel blogger Liz Carlson described her favorite Kiwi-isms and the struggles to ‘learn’ the local language here. Jordan and I can totally relate and thought she NAILED it in the article! Another one I would add is...

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Well after almost 5 months here we finally experienced our first earthquake! It happened at 3:52pm on the holiday Monday, and coincidentally while we were skyping with my parents! Jordan was chatting with my dad while I was in the other room for a minute when the room started...

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Well this week I got to try out the New Zealand healthcare system for the first time. I don’t know what I had, but it was the most sick I have ever been in my life. Initially I thought it could have been food poisoning (from a new café...

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Wishing all our friends and family back home a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll be enjoying the beautiful sun on a 10 day vacation filled with tramping, surfing, and some exciting adventures on the east coast of the North Island. See you in the New...

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Since its summer in New Zealand over the holidays, Christmas is celebrated a bit different here. Red, green and white represent the red flowers on the Pohutukawa tree, the lush green forests and white sand beaches. Instead of turkey dinners, it’s beach BBQs with salads. Pavlova, a meringue-based dessert topped with...

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I’m beginning to think that New Zealanders don’t share the same level of hype with Christmas as those in the Northern Hemisphere do. This is two weekends in a row now I’ve been disappointed by the ‘Christmas’ markets in the city. Both advertised as being a ‘Christmas’ market but...

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With the days getting longer and temperatures rising to mid-20’s it’s hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner. I have always associated Christmas with snow, so the lack of it here has made getting into the Christmas spirit a little harder this year…..But that isn’t going to...

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While in Auckland this week I heard about a new restaurant serving Canadian food and beer from my fellow Canadian friend Kristin! Determined to get a taste from home, I walked 20mins uphill in my work clothes and high heels in search for Al’s Deli on Queen St. The...

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Back in Canada – Halloween is a pretty big deal. I can remember as a kid getting soooo excited to wear my costume and to eat all the candy that’d I’d be running around the house and would get a nose bleed from all the excitement (yes I know...

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Well my first week at work couldn’t have gone better! I was given a very warm welcome my first day by my manager and teammates – everyone was excited to hear I was joining the Mobile team and were very helpful in sharing information and helping me get setup....

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