A little different from bungy, as here you are connected to two cables instead of one, and no rubber. READ MORE »
As a continuation of yesterday's post, that's the second prominent object visible from the apartment that we stay at. Auckland's Sky Tower. Tall, lean, mysterious, inaccessible.
I just realized the horrendous mistake that I keep doing. I usually don't describe the view from the windows of the places that we stay!
Correcting it immediately.
In Australia, the culture of "laid-backness" can be seen when people finish their jobs strictly by 5 PM.
In New Zealand, they jog during the lunch break.
I started to wonder which is longer - READ MORE »
Coming to Wellington to participate in a meeting of Lithuanian community promised to be quite fascinating.
Firstly, I never heard of any Lithuanians living in New Zealand prior to the trip, furthermore, New Zealand is probably the most distant country from Lithuania.
Even if we met the people for the first time, it seemed like we are old friends. A good and nearly forgotten feeling.
Nice dinner in a restaurant during the evening, the BBQ in the backyard on the following day.
Relaxed conversations, READ MORE »
A good example of corporate unawareness about real life outside the office walls.
Who on Earth could create such an ad in New Zealand?
Even if in New Zealanders' version of English it is perfectly legit, there still are READ MORE »
What do employees tired of routine in their life do? They go for a vacation close by the sea. Or still better, leave their jobs and go travelling for a year.
What do the seals do when they are tired of the routine in the sea?
They go for the mountains. READ MORE »
New Zealand is environmentally friendly, fresh and clean. But not totally clean as some imagine. Take didymo for example. It becomes rather an important problem nowadays.
And now this. Some hills in the country started being ill with measles.
If somebody would have told me that one day I'll choose an electricity pole and especially power lines as objects of photography, I'd laugh heartily and have a good day onwards, as that seemed quite impossible. I am always trying to get those nasty things away from the frame, as it looks out of place in most of the compositions. "Wires are ugly", that was a strong imprint in my head.
Well, rapidly changing Canterbury's weather READ MORE »
A wonderful thing those glaciers. Just like living creatures, they move. Slowly, but persistently.
For example, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers are one of the most dynamic, so they not only move around 1 meter per day, but also have a turnover time of 5 years. It means that the rain that has fallen on top of the glacier 5 years ago, will become ice, travel down and melt on the bottom of the glacier today. That is considered fast in the world of glaciers.
One would expect only grey rock and white ice, but the area around delights the eye with READ MORE »