Under the sea

The whole summer I’ve been telling people what a great place Kaikoura is and that it’s the best place to see the sealife. Now it’s finally my turn to see some of it. I’d booked my tours weeks in advance and as this weekend got closer, I got more excited. On arrival I paid way…

88 days diaries: Chores for Cinderella

If you want to stay in Australia for a second year working holiday, you’ll have to do your 88 days of regional work. In the 88 days diaries I tell the story of my three months of farm work on a cherry orchard. I worked out in the fields as a farm hand before working…

88 days diaries: Back on the bikes

If you want to stay in Australia for a second year working holiday, you’ll have to do your 88 days of regional work. In the 88 days diaries I tell the story of my three months of farm work on a cherry orchard. I worked out in the fields as a farm hand before working…

Stuck

One task is done and we are off to another. There is a quadbike with two little wagons behind it. The more experienced girl drove the quad and together with another girl I sat in one of the wagons on a cushion of fertilizer. We drove in between young cherry trees and had to empty…

Watering the plants

The first week on the cherry farm was tough. On a hill that used to have grapes, the farmer is planting cherry trees. They are growing quickly, so an irrigation system has to be made. For about 60 long rows, that is not an easy job. At 7 o’clock the day starts. We drive to…

Tea-time in Taiwan

Taipei is a massive city, but just a short metro ride will take you to a totally different world; Maokong. I went out there to look and walk around. The gondola takes you up to an area covered in green. It is also known for the tea houses. Since the weather wasn’t great I decided…