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Joe's Kiwiland Conquest

Welcome to Joseph's Travel Page. Here is where I will be keeping a record of my travels for all of you to read. Please feel free to leave a comment for me. If I have time in between discovering new places and meeting new people I will reply to them!

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Wednesday, 03 May 2006

Location: auckland, New Zealand

hello all.

Not much new to report at this end.
I'm still working full time at the moment. you might ask why...
Well working here dosen't seem much like work. It's mid autumn here now and the day time temp has yet to dip much below 19 celcius. but it rains quite hard at some point amost every day, a small price if you ask me. Right now I'm planning to head for Queenstown (south island) near the end of june, and perhaps return to Canada for a bit , then come back in august.
Just a thought right now, but I'm really diggin' it here!

I'll try to get some pics up one of these days.


Tuesday, 21 March 2006

Location: auckland, New Zealand

Hello and g'day from NZ. I've had great first 2 weeks here in Auckland, seeing all the small sights and working. I have being working for the past week and a half framing a house here in town. The building practices here are a little tough to get used to, as they don't build'em like we do at home, but take the same care as guys at home (big W especially). One of the guys I'm working with Colin, is an acupuncture dr. from china. The other 2, Rob and Stu are local fellas and fun to work with(tradesmen are alike the world over I guess). Celebrated St. Pattys day here by drinking my body weight in Kilkenney, with all too familliar results. Kiwis take St. Pattys very seriously, partying and drinking like its a 7-5 job. I've been spnding my evenings and weekends walking and sk8ing around the area( the hills are endless in Auckland, but drivers really don't care for skaters all that much, especially when you hold on to their bumper for a lift). This past sunday afternoon I went to the domain, a large park near the war musiem to relax and listen to some live outdoor jazz. I think I'll likely saty in Auckland for another few weeks, after that I'm not totally sure where I'll head, but I promise I'll let you know.
Happy, healthy, having fun and and living well.
I promise I'll get some pics up here soon.


by the way its 24 and humid, and has rained once since I arrived.

Monday, 06 March 2006

Location: auckland, New Zealand

hello and g'day from Auckland NZ.
Arrived in auckland At 6am just in time to catch my first sunrise in NZ from the top of one Tree hill.

Wednesday, 01 March 2006

Location: heidelberg, Canada

holy shit still 40 hrs. till departure, this is taking forever . But atleast everything is packed, I think....? Oh well, the departure party is tomorrow at Ethel's lounge. One last hurah for me!!

Saturday, 25 February 2006

Location: Heidelberg, Canada

Ok, so I have little more than 5 days before setting out in search of fame, fun and advnture in New Zealand. My bags are half packed and my mind is half cramped, jitterz, excitement and stress to be exact. All I have do to is make it through the next few days with a bit of sleep, and with out a system break down.
For those of you I didn't talk to or see, my apologies, and a drink in your honor.

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Recent Messages

From Lesley
hey Joe,
Good to see that you can party with the little green men. My mom would be proud. I really wish I was there. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
love Lesley
From Worm
Hey There,

How about some pictures for the fam???

A new posting would be good to read too...

Take care,
Response: working on it. don't worry I'll get it done.

miss ya

From dana
hi from dana&deb from darts.know what you went through.we did same for our trip to CUBA.we are back now.we both had a lot of fun.drank a lot of cuban rum& lots of sun.we went on 3 tours&our minds are aching.i will try and send some pics when we can afford to get them done.
ps. dont drink to much&watch your back
Response: great to hear from you guys. glad you enjoyed your vacation. make sure you let team #9 win the league this year

take care
From Wes Q
Dude, you made it on T.V. at Ethels before we left. My sister ended up seeing it somehow??? Thought you might be proud of that one. How are things? Give a nagger a holler back. Today might be the luckiest day of my life. This morning a funeral and this afternoon an emergency root canal-no shit. Have fun, talk to ya soon.
Response: git on back, cummoooon!!
yep I'm a regular celeb now. Everythings great here, 24 and humid everyday, was at an in door ski hill yesterday, a booter, c rail, flat bar, and a box No shit.
love this place!!

holla atchya boy

From Rachael
Hey Joe,

Didn't get a chance to see you off. Hope all is well and best of luck on your travels!
Response: Hey Rachy,
sorry I missed you B-day, hope ya had a good hangover friday. Might not be home in june after all, enjoying it too much after one week.