Glow worms: the best marketing ploy ever

I heard glow worms and saw twinkling lights and starry underground nights. Well…turns out the truth isn’t quite as pretty…

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24 hours in Christchurch

Got a day to spare in Christchurch? Here are my top picks for finding the best eats, sights and more in this creative city.

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Rosie goes to jail

So last night was my first stay in a prison cell. Yup, with one free night in Christchurch I thought I’d try out the Jailhouse…

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Holey cheap guacamoley

I found an avocado for $3 in Queenstown. And although what I am about to share with you will surely collapse the black market of this shrivelled and shrunken head of a vegetable, you have a right to know my discovery…

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Would you share a bed with a stranger?

A girl can dream one day her room'll look like a Habitat ad...

Ever rolled over in blissful sleep and come nose-to-nose with a complete stranger? I hadn’t (honest!), until I moved to Queenstown. Arriving in a fun hostel with kind staff and free soup, I joined a group of optimistic young people who were all essentially homeless…

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The horrible hill

I hate walking. I’m outdoorsy, so I’ve managed to hide it for a while, but putting one foot in front of the other in twice the time it’d take me if I ran or biked? I almost understand those Segway tours (only kidding, I still think they’re ridiculous.)

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The best hostel in Queenstown?

Review:  I arrived at the hostel, sleep deprived and semi-delirious, after a nightmare 48 hour journey. I hadn’t slept or showered in 4 days, and was desperate for a shred of kindness to show me the trip was worth it. That’s when I spotted the free popcorn machine in reception. I nearly wept with happiness (told you I […]

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