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Hello, I am Abbi, the traveller, writer and photographer behind Life in a Rucksack. A travel blog created in 2011, to bring you tales of my adventures, as I make my way around the World! 

 

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Zorbing, Rotorua, New Zealand

During my first trip to New Zealand in Feb/March 2011, I visited the Geo-thermal wonderland that is Rotoura. Rotorua is famous for its Geysers and mud pools. It smells suspiciously like rotten eggs throughout the whole town, but it is really quite a spectacle to behold – walking along and seeing hot mud bubble up from…

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Christchurch: April update

April has been a fairly quiet month for me, in respect to many other months I have had, which has been nice in some ways. Again, nice to be in Christchurch rather than rushing about so much. After our glorious Easter weather and the short spell I had in Auckland, pre-winter weather had started to…

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Tim Tam Slam

Travelling is all about the little experiences you have along the way, which can lead to stories that you will tell for years to come, and smile, laugh or cringe at with others.This isn’t really a big cultural experience, or one in which is very innovative either, but I thought I’d share it anyway, as…

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Auckland, tropical Auckland

After having quite a wonderful start to the month of April (26 degrees up until Thursday 4th), the weather turned cold. (Gosh a lot of my postings revolved around the weather!) on Thursday evening I had to resort to wearing thermals, as well as a hat and taking a hot water bottle to bed. It…

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