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5 Things You Must Do In Wellington Winter Edition

5 Things You Must Do In Wellington Winter Edition

By | September 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm | 13 comments

By James Cook I have been living in Wellington for about 6 months now and have witnessed the changing of the seasons here. I have done 2 top 5 lists for this city as the winter is so vastly different to the summer that it is like you are in a completely different city. So...

Posted in: Advice, City Breaks, James, New Zealand, Oceania

Best and Worst of the UK

Best and Worst of the UK

By | September 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm | 4 comments

By James Cook The Best. 1. Free Healthcare If you get injured in the UK you do not have to pay to go see a doctor. That is hands down the best thing about my country. They could change a lot of things about Britain but as long as the healthcare remains free I don't think I...

Posted in: Europe, James, UK

5 Things you must do in Bristol – UK

5 Things you must do in Bristol – UK

By | August 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 3 comments

By James Cook 1. Stokes Croft This is the centre of the arts scene in Bristol. Its close proximity to the music collage means that it is also the centre of the music scene in Bristol with many live bands playing in the various clubs and bars. Stokes Croft is also famous...

Posted in: Advice, City Breaks, Europe, UK

Best ways to Work, Stay and Play in the UK

Best ways to Work, Stay and Play in the UK

By | August 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm | 5 comments

By James Cook If you are British, Canadian or American (or pretty much any other Western country in the Northern Hemisphere) you will go for a year long working holiday to New Zealand and then follow up with a year working in Australia. You will then return to your home...

Posted in: Advice, Europe, James, UK

Do’s and don’ts in the UK

Do’s and don’ts in the UK

By | August 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm | One comment

By James Cook The Uk is a tiny place, this should have made this article easier but alas, it would seem that despite its small stature the UK is chock full of must do things. SO if you will come with me now I shall attempt to guide you to what I consider the 5 must do things...

Posted in: Advice, James, UK

Midweek Snapshot – Zebra – May 2010

Midweek Snapshot – Zebra – May 2010

By | August 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm | 3 comments

Up until last week the Zebra was my favorite animal. When I was in Zimbabwe their were a lot of Zebra. Thus I learnt a lot of Zebra facts. Fact 1: Each Zebra has an individual patturn. Much like our fingerprints no 2 Zebra are identical! Fact 2: A Zebra foal...

Posted in: Africa, Animal Encounters, James, Photos, Zimbabwe

Sky Tower – the ultimate in Kiwiana?

Sky Tower – the ultimate in Kiwiana?

By | August 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm | 3 comments

By James Cook The first draft for this article did not go well at all. In-fact it was 2330 before I figured out what the problem with it was. It was not the subject matter - the iconic Auckland Sky Tower (there's one being made in Poland as well). It was how I was perceiving...

Posted in: James, New Zealand, Photos

Permaculture in Zimbabwe – A Photo Essay

Permaculture in Zimbabwe – A Photo Essay

By | August 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm | 3 comments

By James Cook When I was in Zimbabwe we would spend time each week at a local school. Our time there would include playing with the young children, teaching the older ones (a whole new respect for teachers came of this experience!) and working with them on their Permaculture...

Posted in: Ethical Travel, Photos, Zimbabwe

Midweek Snapshot – The Tree – Zimbabwe, May 2011

Midweek Snapshot – The Tree – Zimbabwe, May 2011

By | July 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm | No comments

By James Cook When I was in Zimbabwe we used to drive past a particular tree on the way to and from the conservation work each day. The tree was dead and looked like it had been there...

Posted in: Photos, Zimbabwe

Midweek Snapshot – Zimbabwe, May 2010

Midweek Snapshot – Zimbabwe, May 2010

By | July 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments

By James Cook This is a Sable Antelope. This Sable is a fully matured male. You can tell this by his distinctive black pelt, thick muscular build and an impressive set of horns. He was the bull of the herd having exiled all the other males when they reached adolescence. The...

Posted in: Photos, Zimbabwe