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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

After about 4 hours sleep in Sydney, I got up at 5am and headed to the domestic airport, which was thankfully only a 15-minute drive from where I was staying. No matter where you travel to, or what country you are in. Airports are always really busy first thing in the morning. Perhaps it is…

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Fiji: tips for travellers

(Backdated entry. Written in December 2012) As I write this, a huge storm: cyclone Evan is battling through Fiji, after having destroyed a lot of places in Samoa. Storms and floods affected Fiji the previous year and it really saddens me to see this happen again, as the people in Fiji really are not as…

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Mud, Sweat, (sunshine), and tears

Since I’ve been in New Zealand, I’ve basically thrown myself into everything and anything. This weekend wasn’t as expection. I mentioned in a previous post about completing the mud, sweat and tears challenge which is in its 3rd year, and is pretty good fun, if you don’t mind getting dirty! I booked my place 6…

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Ireland Vs All Blacks

Last night – Saturday June 16th was almost one of the greatest moments in Irish rugby history that I had the pleasure of witnessing. Ireland almost drew with the All Blacks (New Zealand). The score was 19-19 up until the 79th minute, then Dan Carter kicked a drop goal, bringing the final score to 21-19. Although…

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Christchurch to Queenstown Road Trip

 Trip to Tekapo, Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown. June 2nd to June 4th The long weekend arrived and was very much welcomed. That one day off in the week really makes a difference. Made the decision to go to Queenstown about a week before it was planned. I went with Anna, who I met on travel…

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