Lizzy and Ashleigh

We are travelling to New Zealand, Fiji and Southeast Asia for 6 months. Follow us to see what we are both up to :)
Living in: Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Day37

    Work and chill in the hot tub

    February 16 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    This morning there were two of us on the 7am shift Jeanne and I. Not meant to be two of us, only 1 usually. The manager messed up the rota. We had an easy chilled morning slowly getting everything done. In the afternoon I didn't do much because I wasn't feeling 100%. I read my New Zealand book and wrote some postcards. Then I went in the hot tub with bethany. Surprised I haven't used it yet in our hostel. We then ordered pizza in the evening only $6 each from pizza hut.Read more

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  • Day36

    Work and swim in the lake

    February 15 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Yesterday I worked from 9-2pm. Ashleigh worked on reception in the afternoon. I went for as swim with bethany. Who has just started working with us. She is from London. It was nice to have a chilled afternoon after such a crazy busy day yesterday. Unfortunately forgot to take any photos.

  • Day35

    Birthday skydive!!

    February 14 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    It was finally the morning of my sky dive. I woke up feeling very nervous. I struggled eating my breakfast. We got picked up in a limo. The guy handed two ipads to us to fill out some information and sign the waiver. I said to the driver Ashleigh isn't doing it. He booked on to it without telling me!! When we got to the sky diving place we watched videos of people skydiving and I asked if i could upgrade to the orbit camera which I got for free because it was my birthday :) We got kitted out in to our skydiving jumpsuits. My skydiving partner was called Ronny and my photography was called Ben. We all went in to a small plane. The main entrance was open while we went down the runway and was shut when we took off. The plane went up to 15,000ft it took about 20 minutes. The nerves were starting to really kick in now as I looked out of the window, seeing how high up we were going. The views however were amazing. As we got higher we had to have oxygen masks. The entrance of the plane opened and there were two people who went out before me. I watched them fall.

    Feeling very scared but excited it was nearly my turn. Ronny tightened the harness. I put my hat on and we moved to the edge of the plane before I could think we were falling. I could see the sky and then the floor and then the sky and then the floor. My brain couldn't quite believe what was happening. I then remember falling down quickly but not tumbling now. It was incredible I felt like I was flying!! At times you couldn't breath properly for a few seconds and then you were fine.. But that was okay as I learnt quickly I will be able to catch my breath. The views of the mountains and lake taupo were spectacular. After 60 seconds of free fall the parachute went up. I was able to control the parachute myself which was good fun. The landing was actually very smooth. I just had to lift my legs up. Ashleigh landed shortly after me with a huge grin on his face. He absolutely loved it just like I did!

    In the afternoon we went on a boat trip. We had pizza and wine on the boat and went for a swim near the maori rock carvings. We went with Jayson and Jonathan and a guy we met in our hostel. In the evening we went for some drinks in Mulligans with Jeanne, conny, Jonathan and Jayson.
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  • Day34

    Hot springs and swim

    February 13 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today Ashleigh and I went for a swim and relaxed in the hot spring pools. I then had a busy shift on reception in the evening. Having an early night ready for something very exciting tomorow!

  • Day33

    Busy morning at work then relaxing after

    February 12 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We both worked today for 6 hours busy morning/afternoon as we had lots of check outs. I didn't fancy doing much this afternoon so read my kindle by the lake and went for a swim. Ashleigh was on reception.

  • Day32

    Botanical gardens and swim in the lake

    February 11 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    This morning we went for a coffee by the lake. Ashleigh was working on reception in the afternoon. I went for a three hour walk to the Waipahihi botanical gardens. I walked through native trees, saw lots of different birds including the Tui bird and had beautiful views of the lake and mountains. I then went for a swim in the lake to cool of.Read more

  • Day31

    Geothermal walk, honey hive and dam

    February 10 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Finally we had a full day off together. We hired some mountain bikes for the day. We cycled up hill to craters of the moon. Craters of the moon is a geothermal walkway. We walked amongst bubbling craters and steaming vents. It was very impressive.. Felt like we were on another planet.

    We then enjoyed an ice cream in the sun and cycled to huka honey hive. We saw a large bee hive, tasted different types of honey and sampled some honey whiskeys and wine.

    We then cycled to Aratiatia dam and rapids. We saw the opening of the dam, it was very impressive. It releases 80,000 litres of water per second causes fast rapids. We then had a tough 2 hour cycle back to Taupo town. Up and down steep hills on a mountain bike track along the river.
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  • Day30

    Dream team

    February 9 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Today i worked all day housekeeping in the morning then reception in the evening until 8.45pm. Unfortunately the Internet stopped working while I was on reception, just my luck! But managed to get through the shift with some help from my colleagues :)

    In the photo- (Wren, Conny, Quinten, Jonathan, Jayson and Lisan)Read more

  • Day28

    Otumuheke and work night out

    February 7 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    After work I went to Taupo Bungy jump viewing point. It was very entertaining to watch other people do it. I'm not sure I want to do it as i don't like the idea of jumping head first. Beautiful scenery at the view point. I then wondered to Otumuheke a natural hot springs and river you can swim in.

    In the evening we had some drinks in the garden. One of our work friends quentin did a fire show. It was very impressive to watch. We then went for some drinks in a bar. It was a fun night out! Unfortunately didn't take any photos on the night out.
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