Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

The Untold Tale

The Heart of a Burglar Hobbit Officially, this story never happened. I have to say that because the actions related herein are of questionable legality and because I would hate to someday be barred from following one dream as a … Continue reading

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Adventures in Wonderland Wellington

Either my luck is even more backwards than I thought, or the weather spirits have a sick sense of humor. Or both. My first night in Wellington, they had their worst storm in 80 years. Rainy bullets flew from the … Continue reading

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Ponies in Paradise

For our last weekend before the final exam period, my friends and I decided to have one last soiree in Queenstown. I knew this trip was meant to be because The Great Gatsby was opening in theatres (methinks half the … Continue reading

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Wellington Woes and “Whoa!”s

Our ten-hour road trip to the northern point of the South Island was characterized by a series of wonderful misadventures. We discovered that one road was closed, meaning that we were forced to take a detour that added two hours … Continue reading

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The Tagalong Trampers

When some of my friends asked if I would like to go tramping with them, my first response was, “Excuse me?!” Tramping: the Kiwi way of saying hiking, because Kiwis like to have fun with words. My second response was, … Continue reading

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Trains: Pukerangi and Platform 9 3/4

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 … Continue reading

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Lord of the Swings, Green-Dragon-Worthy Feasts & New Year’s Eve

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 … Continue reading

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