Thoughts While Watching My First Live Rugby Game, aka, Go ALL BLACKS!

Prior to arriving, all of my research on New Zealand indicated that rugby is less of a national past time and more like the national religion. I can relate to this, as I have friends in Portland, Oregon for whom soccer takes a similar place in their lives. In fact, one particular couple is famous … Continue reading

Kia Ora, Welcome to New Zealand

It’s near-to-impossible to describe the exhilaration, disbelief, and surreal feelings I have at typing this from my current apartment housesit in AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. I have waited years for this moment, and so to actually be here makes my head spin. There were several times on the plane – upon takeoff, once or twice during … Continue reading