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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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Adrenalin Forest, Christchurch

Today, I discovered another new activity in Christchurch. Adrenalin Forest. This is situated in Brooklands, about a 25 minute drive out of Christchurch in a massive Forest Park. I did know of it’s existence, but didn’t ever have the excuse to go, until it was suggested as an activity on the Meet up group I…

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Christchurch: Summer 2013

It is the last day of summer (apparently), but it is still pretty hot, and we have continued hot weather to come so it seems. It was nowhere near as nice as this last year. The only thing I am noticing is that it is slowly getting darker earlier. Winter will come I know this,…

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Christchurch: Two years post earthquake

Yesterday marked two years since the earthquake that destroyed many parts of Christchurch. Although I wasn’t there for it (I was in Sydney), I still feel apart of it as I have lived with the reminders of what it has done.I think what surprised my dad the most when he was here that although it…

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Christchurch: being a tour guide

My sister has now left Christchurch, and probably by this stage she will be halfway across to Singapore by now. I have had a wonderful time with her here and have enjoyed being a tour guide during her stay.In the past and even up until quite recently still, when I mention to people that I…

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Today I had the opportunity to take my sister to one of my favourite spots in New Zealand: Lake Tekapo. I am not sure what entitled Lake Tekapo to become one of my favourite spots pretty early on. The Lake is such a grand size, so blue and with the mountains as a backdrop, it…

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Nelson, Marlborough, New Zealand

After a full on day at work trying to organise things so that my colleagues weren’t too swamped when they returned, I headed to the airport to take my last flight of 2012. This time to a new airport in New Zealand: Nelson. This year I’ve taken 24 flights in one year, that has to be…

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