Monthly Archives: March 2013

Two days in Hong Kong – day 2

The morning of day two found us getting on a Star Ferry to cross Victoria Harbour. Due to land reclamation, the crossing to Hong Kong island now only takes 8 minutes.

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Two days in Hong Kong – day 1

As we were leaving New Zealand on the first really rainy day since the beginning of the summer, we were glad it was raining – it was hard to leave as it is, without the sun shining on the Owhiro … Continue reading

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Before we came to New Zealand, I`d never

 seen so many people walking around barefoot. In the streets, shops, even in class. You do read about Kiwis’ love for jandals (flip-flops), but the barefoot thing was a surprise  talked to strangers as much. From fellow hikers, who say … Continue reading

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Touching squishy things or Victoria University Coastal Ecology Lab open day

As luck would have it, we live close to the aforementioned Coastal Ecology Lab and walk past it on our way to the bus stop, so when we spotted a sign advertising Open Day we decided to go there.  We`ve … Continue reading

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Mount Victoria

Mount Vic has been on our list of the things to see in Wellington since we arrived.  We finally tackled it yesterday, except we did it in a lazy way – instead of a 1,5 hike up the hill we … Continue reading

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The Weta Cave

This mysterious-sounding place is a front shop and a museum for Weta Workshop,  which together with Weta Digital designs and produces special effects, props, weapons, creatures and even whole words for movies. Having started in 1987 in a back room … Continue reading

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Zelnik

Even though this blog is called mikeandyulia and the stories are about both of us, it’s been mostly me writing it. But today it is Michael’s story and Michael’s family that’s at the heart of it. Today we’ll talk about … Continue reading

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The day my husband lost his pants

.. and his sunglasses… and found both! We decided to brave the cold water and go for a swim. It’s summer here (first day of autumn actually, March 2, but still summery enough) , so why is the ocean so … Continue reading

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