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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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Bay of Islands and the Far North

December 22nd-23rd 2012 After saying an extremely tearful goodbye to my dad at my Aunt’s house in Auckland (his short visit unsettled me a lot more than I expected), my sister and I headed off up to the Bay of Islands: a journey of approximately 3 hours. Prior to leaving Queenstown, we got a phone…

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Queenstown, Otago

I was quite sad to leave Wanaka, it was somewhere that I had quickly fallen in love with, with its grand lake, quaint shops and cafes and generally relaxed atmosphere. I would love to return again in the winter to stay at the amazing bach and snowboard.We drove through central Otago around Alexandra and Cromwell….

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Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand

Visiting Wanaka was another one of those ‘must-sees’ in the South Island. Primarily as I had heard a lot about it from my parents, my aunt who goes there to ski and colleagues at work. The last time I was there, back in June it was quite brief so I was quite excited about spending more time…

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Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand

Visit to Te Anau. 16th-18th December 2012 I was excited about going to Te Anau. It was a place that I had not been to so far during the year, and had heard so many great things about it, particularly from my parents, who had been there in early 2011. Te Anau sits on the…

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The Catlins, South Otago – Invercargill

Sunday 16th December 2012I think one of the reasons I love New Zealand, is because it reminds me so much of home, except with better weather. Many times throughout this past year, I have been surronded with such amazing scenery and been in awe, then said – this reminds me of home. The Catlins in…

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Auckland: a surprise visit

I’ve been away from home for a little over 11 months. Both my sister and dad had been planning to visit me for a few months now. Both flying into Auckland 6 days apart, I grabbed a cheap flight through Air New Zealand grab a seat (www.grabaseat.co.nz) $100 return. I got half a day off work…

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Christchurch: a changing city

Now that I have been living in Christchurch for the past ten months, there is the temptation to not update my ‘travel’ blog, as I am not travelling as such, and I think seeing as there has been quite a gap at times in some of my entries is testament to that. However, thinking about…

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