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Albom Adventures
Where travel and adventure meet fun. We are American expats laughing at the lighter side of both expat living in New Zealand and family travel.
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  • 75 Free and Nearly Free Things to Do in Auckland New Zealand 3 days ago Albom Adventures Auckland reflects the natural beauty that one expects to find in New Zealand. It is a city nestled between two major bodies of water and built on the remnants of 48 dormant and extinct volcanoes. It is my city. I live here and continually discover free things to do in Auckland....
  • Saint Bertrand de Comminges: Charming French Village 1 week ago Albom Adventures Perched on a hill at the base of the Pyrenees mountains in Southern France, Saint Bertrand de Comminges appears from the ground as a gateway to the heavens. It takes only a few moments after passing through one of the village’s three gates to understand why St Bertrand de...
  • 20 Unique Restaurants in Auckland New Zealand 1 week ago Albom Adventures New Zealand cuisine is often difficult to define. A melting pot of flavours and cultures, there are thousands of places to eat in Auckland. While most focus on traditional dining or a specific ethnicity, my favourites tend to be the unique restaurants in Auckland. Lamb, whitebait,...
  • One Day Xian Itinerary: China's Terracotta Army, City Wall, Pagoda 2 weeks ago Albom Adventures Our Xian itinerary is a plan that looks better on paper than in practice. Flying in and out on the same day left no room for error in this former capital city of China. A city with over 3,000 years of history, it is the eastern end of the ancient Silk Road. Our Xian itinerary...
  • Ephesus Library of Celsus: A Must-See in Turkey 2 weeks ago Albom Adventures As we pulled into the port of Izmir Turkey, I questioned our decision to visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Our time in port was limited, and after our disappointing excursion to Pompeii, our expectations were low. However, from the first moment we arrived, I knew we made the...

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  • Top 10 Funny New Zealand Language Blunders - Expats Beware! Expat Blog Awards 2013 Recently a mate suggested that I am not just an American expat, I am Kiwi now. Living in New Zealand has changed me. Now I drink piss and eat tea. I wear togs and jandals in the summer, woolies and jumpers in the winter. I ring with the phone and... Expat Blog Awards 2013: New Zealand Gold Award!

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Charlotte Young
03:31 AM December 19, 2013

I laughed as I read your blog because it brought back so many memories of my time spent in New Zealand. My Texas accent confused them as much as I was confused! One mixup was when we shared some a "kettle beast" with a friend. I was so relieved when my husband explained it was beef! Loved this blog and will certainly return! Ta!

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