Earthquakes 101

Last night I felt my very first earthquake. Although my colleague at work acknowledged that there had been an earthquake, he laughed the size away. For me it was the first one I actually felt. It woke me up in the middle of the night and it took me a while to figure out what…

One way bridge

I just started working for a campervan rental company and I’m in the middle of a full on training. Today I had to drive one of our vans around for the second time. A challenge for the second time. Man, those things are big! I’m thinking a lot about where I am on the road…

A road not easily forgotten.

It was only a half hour drive to the Moeraki boulders, but my car couldn’t handle it anymore. Suddenly the temperature gage went up high in the sky and when I left the state highway for the last few hundred meters to the boulders, the engine just stopped. I was stuck in between the highway…

Exploring the south of the south

I’m done working! For now at least. I’ve got a small budget and we’ll see how far it takes me. I can’t wait to get my van on the road and start exploring. I’m kicking off with a loop through the south of the South Island, which will look somewhat like this: Highlights on the…

Officially on the mountain!

After being nervous for so long in anticipation of the ski season, my new job and new environment, I have finally started work. My new job as a skiwiland assistant involves teaches kids how to ski in the early childhood center. I got all my ideas about being a kids ski instructor from the previous resort…

Shredding the nerves

Although I haven’t started work yet, the ski season has commenced with two lifts open at my new work place. Since I’d never been to it before, I went up with some friends to have a look around. As soon as we got on the bus we got nervous. “O my god. It’s been so…