One week of induction down and I am officially a Department of Conservation Ranger! I am not sure I have ever been so proud in my life. Alex gets to go out and save all the birds but my job is pretty cool too. I work in the Queenstown office and my duties are basically … More Crossing rivers and climbing mountains
So I finally started my new job with the Department of Conservation! This week was pretty exciting and the job is a dream! I get to work in Glenorchy, arguably one of the most scenic places in the world, and walk along trap lines or trails checking traps set for pests that are known killers of … More Job?
Alex has officially started his first day of work and I am once again aimlessly trying to fill my days. I had a job today but it got cancelled about an hour before it started. So instead of being productive I read a book about pseudoscience, ate some ridiculously spicy noodles that turned my stomach … More Dunedin
I have fallen in love with this country and Queenstown might just be my favorite city on Earth (thus far). I think one of the reasons I love it so much is how in some ways it feels so much like home, but it has its quirks that keep me on my toes. So Alex … More 11 strange things about New Zealand, from an American perspective
I can’t believe a week of October has already past but spring is coming on fast. The sun is getting warmer and the cherry blossoms have bloomed. Good news for us because our DOC jobs start soon. Not that I have minded my job as a cleaner too much. I have met some amazing people … More
We have been settling into our new abode and things are starting to feel more like regular paced life than fantastic adventure. Our neighbors are great, though unfortunately they all happen to be moving out in the next few days. Two doors down there is a lovely German couple who have been working through the … More New places, new friends, free groceries!