Swimming with the Stingrays – Takaka, New Zealand

So, otherwise, I had a really good time in the Golden Bay area. I went to a drumming lesson which was really loud and quite cool. We learned some Haitian beats as well as some African rhythm. The room was all girls save for one brave lad from Japan. The energy really gets going in these sessions and it`s hard not to get carried away. Ya… my hands were on fire!

It was so dark at night, that I got to see the Glow Worms which are just like little stars in the forest. Way cool! One day, when read more

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Attack of the Bed Bugs – Takaka, New Zealand

Argh! So after reaching record levels of relaxation, it had to come to an end somewhere. And it did…in my BED! Mirium and I woke one night after hearing some strange noises then looked down to see the little critters, big and small scurrying around the room.

Bed Bugs? Bed Bugs! There will be no sleep tonight!

It was terrible! I have not had any run-ins with this problem in all my 8 months and certainly did not expect to encounter them here in NZ. I guess always expect the unexpected. read more

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