Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand
Travel

New Zealand is so green and mountainous compared to Australia, to say its natural beauty was stunning is an understatement. Packing I thought I was overpacking but somehow ended up going through all the clothes I brought. For 3 days of activities (and 2 days on each end for travel) I brought 5 outfits of…

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Birthday bonanza on a boat
Diary

Spent a lovely Saturday afternoon on a boat with 30 boys and 1 other (real) girl. The sun was shining, the music was bumpin’ and the water was the perfect temperature. I could really get used to this lifestyle! Special thanks to Boat Hire Sydney 🙂

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Merry Christmas
Cycling

Day 2 of the Rapha Festive 500 – where cyclists around the world take on the challenge to ride 500km in the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. On this day we did some warm up laps around Centennial park, went up Darley Road, then hit the Eastern Suburb hills – Bronte,…

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Dreams
Diary

road trip travel by van sunshine and sand ocean waves and salty mists wind blowing through my hands crisp morning air

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Indonesian lunch
Diary, Food

Found some really cool people at work who are really into food – you know you’ve found your source of ethnic cuisines when you’ve been gifted a bag of mi goreng potato chips. After a successful design team lunch outing to our favourite local ramen joint (Yasaka), it was decided that lunch should be a…

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Macquarie Pass National Park
Diary

Another weekend of bushwalking – and a very different type of bushwalk. Still can’t get over the phrase bushwalk. It just sounds like it’s not serious. And I suppose it isn’t. But in Australia there are snakes. So I should take bushwalks seriously. The trail was very different from the ones in the Blue Mountains,…

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Australian boys
Diary

This is from one North American girlfriend to another: “The Australian guys just seem to be lacking … something.” In general… You like to rock climb. You like tennis. You like to dive. You like your bike. You like to surf. You’re blurring into one another, same as the previous and the next. You also…

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Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains
Diary

There’s a reason why it’s called bushwalking in Australia because you’re literally walking through a lot of bush. This particular trek was from Martin’s lookout to Bunyan lookout, with an extension out to the Lost World lookout. It was pretty crazy to see the blue haze between the valleys. Apparently the chemicals released by the…

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