March 21, 2006

Shipping News – Long live Hugo!

We’ve been musing about our belongings and wondering if they’re having a nice time sailing the ocean seas. We’d also been wondering if we’d ever see our things in the timeframe promised. After a quick email to our shipper, Allied International, I got confirmation that our container did not make […]
March 19, 2006

WWOOFing for Real — Mara Whenua Part II

So, what was it really like WWOOFing? I thought I’d carry on a bit from Bruce’s previous post and outline for you all what our typical day looked like for the last week. 7:30 – 8:00 am: Wake up. Step outside to the nearest tree for a pee. Light the […]
March 10, 2006

What is WWOOFing anyway?

Several of you have recently asked me what the heck I was talking about when mentioning that we were preparing to go off on our first WWOOF assignment. WWOOF, according to the booklet we have, officially stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms; but everyone else refers to it […]
March 10, 2006

Lessons Learned: Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover

We all have this bad habit – forming an opinion about someone in 60 seconds after looking them up and down for a short moment, sizing them up. Or by just listening to their voices/accents. Staying at a backpackers affords one the opportunity to meet a lot of fun people, […]