Kwik Update

I’m not going to Fiji tomorrow. I’m staying in Auckland two more days to get my act together and relax. I spent most of today just burning DVDs and hadn’t much time to do much else yet.

My Name is Matt Foley. I Am A Motivational Speaker. I am 35 Years Old, Divorced, and I Live In A Van Down In NEW ZEALAND

This is where I’ve been living for the last two weeks. The campervan is a pretty economical way to travel in New Zealand. The van cost NZ$39 per day and was a diesel, which sold for about NZ$0.97-1.04 per liter (there was also a NZ$3 per 100 km tax I had to pay at the …

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Say YES! to Napier!

I’m writing this in Napier, NZ. A very nice town, with I’m guessing a very strict policy on new construction, and a very destructive past. The city center is pretty much all art deco architecture. The reason is, back in the 1930’s, the town got hit by and earthquake, so when they rebuilt, everything had …

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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

I’m killing a few hours as I wait for the Wellington ferry in Picton and figured I’d rent some internet time. I got a lot of help from everyone before I came to New Zealand. If anyone has suggestions for what to see/do in Fiji, I’m all ears. I’ll be arriving in Fiji on June …

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God Save the Queen(stown)

A quick update before I hit the road and drive off to Invercargill (home of Burt Munro!!) and Dunedin. A few weeks ago I had no idea I’d be in New Zealand right now. While I consider myself a pretty smart guy, I’m embarssed to say I had never heard of Milford Sound before I …

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Sounds Good

Tomorrow I’m off to Milford Sound. The place which is usually rated the #1 attraction in New Zealand. I hope I get good weather. I decided to stay in Queenstown and take a tour bus to the Sound, rather than drive. Once gas and everything was factored in, I was about the same just staying …

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How to Jump Off a Cliff and Live

Today I went bungee jumping for the first time in my life. Jumping off a ledge might seem like a simple thing, but it isn’t. Here is how to do it if you ever feel so inclined to go bungee jumping. 1) Lie to yourself No rational person would throw themselves off a ledge, so …

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