Wellington Goes Wild over Hobbits
Hobbit Hats at the Premiere

Wellington Goes Wild over Hobbits

According to somebody’s official estimate, about 100,000 people thronged the central avenue of Courtenay Place yesterday to gawk at those who created the Hobbit movie. This in a town of about 400,000 people. Imagine if…

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A Week in the Life
Today's laundry drying on the rack

A Week in the Life

Since we’ve arrived in Wellington, we’re often asked what we do to fill up our time here. In other words, what do we do when we’re on “endless vacation”? First of all, we’re not really…

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Plugging in: SE Asia/Australia/New Zealand electricity made easy
Easy SE Asia sockets

Plugging in: SE Asia/Australia/New Zealand electricity made easy

For Americans, getting power for your stuff in SE Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar) is very easy. Everywhere we went, we found electrical outlets in which you can also stick standard U.S. two-prong electrical plugs. Easy.…

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