Our first day in Queenstown we spent the morning exploring and walking around the city visiting many of the shops and restaurants. Not just a city center we also walked along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains surrounding the city. We enjoyed an early lunch at Fergbuger, renowned for being open 21 hours a […]Read more "New Zealand: Food, Fiordland, and Finally Home"
The town of Franz Josef is most notable for its proximity to the many glaciers in the region including Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, for which the town received its name. Unfortunately the glaciers are not accessible without a helicopter, however our hike on the 12.3k Roberts Point Track gave us a clear view […]Read more "New Zealand: Glaciers, Lakes, and Mountains"
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but no amount of pictures can accurately depict my experiences with the beauty of New Zealand. From waking up for sunrise on the northernmost point of the island to cruising through Milford Sound and everywhere in between, this was a trip that I will never forget.Read more "New Zealand: Seals, Sunrises, and Syracuse"
This weekend was a marathon, figuratively and (almost) literally, from the crowded streets of Sydney to the endless trails of the Blue Mountains. With people lining Oxford Street hours before the four hour long parade would begin on Saturday night, pride and excitement was high throughout the evening and late into the morning. The 38th […]Read more "Mardi Gras to the Mountains"
After 36 hours of traveling, the beaches and city of Sydney appeared beneath us, a picturesque welcome to the city I will call home for the next four months. While the 16 hour time difference did not prove to be too big of a challenge to overcome, there were many different cultural differences that would become […]Read more "We’re not in Syracuse anymore!"