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6 week Kiwi Life Recap – What I’ve been up to!

January 30, 2012

When I started The Mellyboo Project it was initially for me to keep my friends and family at home up to speed with what I’ve been up to.  Lately, I’ve had many more objective pieces – so I figure it’s probably about time I got you all up to speed on what’s been going on […]

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2011 in Review

December 30, 2011

219 days outside of Canada, 5 countries, 12 flights, 4 bus tours, 1 hired car, 1 case of bed bugs, 5 days in the hospital, 2 rented flats, 2 on-the-road romances, countless friends gained and a lifetime of memories made. Looking back on 2011 in review, it’s amazing to think of everything that happened.  2011 […]

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Big Announcement- New Travel Plans in the Works!

August 18, 2011

Well folks, it’s that time again.  Time to start making really long to-do lists!  Why, you may ask?  Well as of September 28th I am starting my yearlong RTW working holiday trip.  Exciting stuff, especially considering it is a mere 41 days away!!!  So many travel plans! Where am I headed?  Starting off with a […]

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Stray Bus Jill Pass around the North Island

February 11, 2011

Seems as if it was just yesterday I was saying goodbye to Australia, and just arriving here at Auckland international.  28 days later, I have returned to the airport to leave this amazing country.  My last entry mentioned the fact that I was going to be joining Bradford on a Stray bus tour around the […]

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12 days in the Far North – the Ahipara highlights

February 3, 2011

Kia ora, kids!  (That’s welcome in Maori, for those not familiar with New Zealand culture.)  I’ve been a slacker, but that’s totally fine with me.  Any time I’m on my computer I always feel a little bit guilty about not being outside enjoying the lovely weather and ozone-layer-free New Zealand sun (DANGER, DANGER!  Play safe, […]

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Speedy North Island Road Trip

January 23, 2011

Bradford and I made it to the airport just as Kate’s flight arrived, so we didn’t actually have to wait for too long before we were reunited! It was amazing to see Kate again, the last time I had seen her, we had parted ways in Brisbane almost two years ago. After saying our hellos […]

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Auckland days

January 20, 2011

The Auckland days have been interesting to say the least, this last week. As per my previous post, I landed at the wee hour of 12:10am. I couldn’t be bothered traveling into the city and trying to navigate my way through the city (especially when my hostel’s front desk wasn’t even opened until 7am), thus […]

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Farewell Sydney, Hello New Zealand!

January 13, 2011

Farewell Sydney. See you in a month.  Hello New Zealand!  How I’ve missed you since our last meeting. I am currently sitting on the plane (although I’m sure the end of this post will be written in the airport, where I get to spend the night.) Unfortunately Kate’s grandfather had passed away during the holidays, […]

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