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World Travel Log

Follow James and Jay on a trip around the world.

Mon
14
Dec '09

Driving the wrong side of the road (and Zorbing)

From Rotorua

A few days in Auckland is you need before you decide it is time to get a little more mobile. That being the case, we went to the airport to find a rental car. Imagine my surprise when Jay and I handed the guy entirely different looking Texas IDs, one which a dog ate, and he gave us a set of car keys. Even though I knew to drive on the left side of the road, I was surprised he did not remind me before we left (get it?)… On the wrong side of the road, shifting with the wrong hand, we headed towards Rotorua.

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Mon
7
Dec '09

Cayoning near Piha Beach


On Tuesday we went Caynoning.  We rappelled (or abseiled) down various cliffs and waterfalls.  The canyon was located near Piha Beach. Click the picture for the album (currently only with pictures of me.)

Sat
5
Dec '09

Walking Around Auckland

On our second day in Auckland, we walked over 8.0 miles through the city.

8mile trek around Auckland.

8mile trek around Auckland.

Google Earth File:  NZ02.kml.zip (27k)

Sat
5
Dec '09

Shopping in Bali

A stroll down Legian Street in Kuta will leave you exhausted, but if you like to haggle and buy cheap stuff – this is the place for you.  The street is like a circus. Every few steps you will be asked if you want “transport”, “massage”, or to “have a look” in a shop.
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Thu
3
Dec '09

72 Hours in Oz

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The flight from New Zealand to Sydney was pretty short, but the overall day was long. We started first thing in the morning with a flight from Christchurch to Auckland, then the international flight to Sydney. By the time I made it to the room in the hostel, it was around 8pm.

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Thu
3
Dec '09

Landed in Auckland

We landed in Auckland early in the morning.  It is a bit colder here than home. :)  Between the 40s and 50s.  A little too overcast and rainy.  But we’re told it should clear up by the middle of the week.

After checking out the city by foot, we are going to crash for a few hours before seeing what the nightlife is like…

Wed
2
Dec '09

Online Calendar

calendarYou can keep up with us and our flights by using the links to a calendar below.  All flights in the calendar have the correct timezones, so you can see what local-time we board.

You can view the calendar at:
http://ical.me.com/james.lewis/Severance%20Trip%2009

You can subscribe to the calendar at:
webcal://ical.me.com/james.lewis/Severance%20Trip%2009.ics

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Tue
1
Dec '09

London Bridge Is Not Falling Down

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Boarding the plane is Cairo, at 4 am Greenwich Mean Time made for a very long first day in London. Getting from the airport to the hostel was no big deal. In fact, it was great to find that the hostel is on top of a bar and that reception is at the end opposite of the beer taps! Within in an hour of being in London the disappointment of the past two days was completely gone. Continue reading "London Bridge Is Not Falling Down" »

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