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Surprise, I live in New Zealand now. It’s not really a surprise for anyone who follows along on Instagram or Twitter, or for anyone who’s read any of my posts for… mm, I dunno, the last 6 months? Because I’ve been banging on about this for bloody ages now, but at the end of August I finally took that god awful long journey (it really is quite a monster) from little old Wales, UK to not-so-little but still not-quite-big New Zealand. And voila, here I am! All in all the trip involved an 11-hour flight, an 11.5-hour wait, a 10-hour flight, an 8-hour wait, a little baby 3.5-hour flight and finally an almost 1-hour wait at Auckland Airport for my friend who took about 7 wrong turns on the way despite it being a journey he’s made a gazillion times already. So it’s safe to say that I was absolutely…

Hard to believe, but I’ve been travelling for four whole months now! Peanuts to some, big huge conkers to others. With my EHT (Estimated Home Time) being somewhere around the November mark, this could pretty much be called my halfway point. Halfway there or halfway back, who knows, but my glass is definitely half full right now. My intention all along was to write up sort of Monthly Overview posts, but then Month One passed by with little or no WiFi, Month Two passed by with me being more interested in watching YouTube videos on how to do French braids (still can’t do them) and by the time Month Three came around I had well and truly missed the boat. So a nice little halfway round-up of my best and worst experiences (not places – a whole other post on that to come soon!) will have to do! The Highlights Finding…

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Take three! There have been a few factors arising recently that have completely changed my plans again. Mainly, I am now completely alone with absolutely…