Saturday, 25 January 2014

"How to follow your dreams" a step-by-step guide

"I have a dream" - Martin Luther King Jr.

That is probably one the most famous and iconic quotes in recent history. To many, it summarizes the entire civil right movement. To others it symbolizes hope and dreams. My point is that, everyone should have a dream. You should always work towards that ultimate goal and never loose track of it.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto is an volcanic island just outside Auckland city centre. Rangitoto is Māori for 'Bloody Sky', with the name coming from the full phrase Ngā Rangi-i-totongia-a Tama-te-kapua ('The days of the bleeding of Tama-te-kapua').

The 5.5k wide island can be seen from the mainland, with its volcano rising 260 meters (850 ft) above sea level.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Working Holiday scheme

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Want to really experience a country and its culture? Want to see the local sights, hidden off the "tourist-track"? Then a Working Holiday visa might be just your thing. The visa allows you to travel a country for a longer period of time and finance your travels by working. It's a fantastic opportunity and one I would encourage any person, with access, to do at least once in their life.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Waiheke island - Paradise

Waiheke island is located just outside Auckland city centre and is the second largest island in this part of the world, Great Barrier island being the largest. The island has over 8700 permanent residents, so ferries are frequent and reasonably priced. Departing from the Britomart (bottom of Queens Street) every hour and only costing NZ$36 with return, it offers a great escape from the city.