Seeing more of Denmark!

Seeing more of Denmark!

This is me taking it to the extreme cruising on the “other” side of the road! So, as i may have mentioned, I am lucky enough to be living with a Danish host family as opposed to flatting with other exchange students or living in a apartment. This has a been a great way to … Continue reading

Good Morning Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam

Serendipity is, by definition, a fortunate happenstance; a flurry of blind decisions that lead to an ultimately favourable outcome. It is the sheer act of deciding you want to study overseas without knowing a single person who resides in the place of your destination, and finding yourself a makeshift family nonetheless. Serendipity is embarking on … Continue reading

Two weekends in Río de los Cipreses

Two weekends in Río de los Cipreses

The past two weekends I’ve packed my bags, caught a bus out of town and gone camping in La Reserva Nacional Río de los Cipreses. The reserve is set in an impressive valley, three hours south of Santiago near the town of Rancagua, with a canyon snaking through the centre and barren, snow dusted ranges … Continue reading

April Sun in Singapore

April Sun in Singapore

The countdown is on, and the goodbyes have begun. I have precisely one week left in Singapore and each passing day brings another emotional embrace and another promise of “make sure you let me know whenever you’re in my neck of the woods!” But, unfortunately the idea of stumbling across someone’s ‘neck of the woods’ … Continue reading

Kassie’s Komst

Originally posted on Leonie Veraar:
Wie lang in dezelfde stad woont ziet over de jaren steeds meer van hetzelfde. In de buurt zit een supermarkt waarvan je tien jaar geleden gedacht hebt, dat het de beste supermarkt is van de buurt en dus ga je elke dag naar die ene supermarkt. Zo ook, met je…

The Good Life: Lombok Edition

The Good Life: Lombok Edition

(Fear not everyone – my exchange has not been cut short early!) The above photo was taken last weekend in Changi International Airport at an exhibit serving as Singapore’s ode to Aotearoa. Complemented with an imitation Hobbiton, All Blacks memorabilia and a hearty display of Whittakers chocolate, the pop-up feature serves not only as a … Continue reading

Tear gas on campus

Tear gas on campus

Last Wednesday as I made my way onto campus my eyes began to water and a strong acrid smell entered my nostrils. The ground was covered in green dust and students were walking back and forth with jackets over their faces. As I locked up my bike the guard came over smiling away contentedly: ‘Police … Continue reading

Third World to First World

Third World to First World

For those that haven’t heard, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, passed away just last week. His mission was to change Singapore from a third world nation into a first world nation and most would say he did just that. A country with almost one million more people than New Zealand and at a … Continue reading