Photography and travel blog

Month: October 2008

Funny signs

Funny signs

Here are some funny signs I’ve seen so far. Japan The Japanese love to use cartoons in all their signs. Sometimes it seems inappropriate!           China The best signs are definitely found in China. Instead of using a translator which are […]

Down under in Melbourne

Down under in Melbourne

I took a night bus to Melbourne which was uncomfortable to say the least. The best night bus I’e ever taken was in Peru. How can a developing country have better buses than Canada, Japan, Australia etc.? I arrived the weekend of the AFL (Aussie […]

Down under in Sydney

Down under in Sydney

I arrived in Australia exhausted from the near non-sleep I got at Christchurch airport. After checking into my hotel, I decided to go for a short walk which turned into a 5 hour walk. I first took the path set along the harbour which takes […]

Observations/Thoughts on New Zealand

Observations/Thoughts on New Zealand

Overall, I found the Kiwis to be affable and friendly. They often said hello when you walked past them on the street. They were also quick for a smile which I found disarming. I did, however, find the Kiwis to be overall simple-minded when it […]

The Magic Bus

The Magic Bus

As I mentioned in a previous post, I travelled NZ with a backpacker bus called The Magic Bus. In hindsight would I do it again? I’m not sure I would but I’m not sure I wouldn’t. Here are the Pros and Cons: Pros They drop […]

Back on the North Island

Back on the North Island

After 5 weeks on the South Island, I made it back to the North Island. I stayed in Wellington for another 3 nights. I thought about staying longer but the city lacks any good hostels – in fact, they are downright disgusting. I visited Napier […]

The South Island – East Coast

The South Island – East Coast

The East Coast of the South Island was by far my favourite area of New Zealand. First stop was Dunedin, also called the Edinburgh of the South beacause it was founded by Scottish settlers. The city is largely a student town since it has one […]

The South Island – West Coast

The South Island – West Coast

When I arrived on the South Island, the poor weather persisted. I started in Nelson, the sunniest place in New Zealand, but it was still raining. In fact, New Zealand was experiencing its worst winter in years. Consequently, crops were adversely affected and the prices […]

Canada vs. New Zealand

Canada vs. New Zealand

I think there are a few similarities between Canada and New Zealand: Both live in the shadow of a bigger, politically and economically, neighbour: Canada-U.S, New Zealand-Australia Both are fairly new countries (Canada-1867, New Zealand-1854) Both are part of the British Commonwealth Both have many […]