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Out with ICOs, in with IEOs The new fad in the cryptosphere is ‘Initial Exchanfe Offerings’. Basically, these are ICOs given by exchanges to help raise funds for growth. Owning these tokens gives users benefits - we will discuss the benefits Wirex's IEO will offer in a bit. Wirex's IEO is formally going on the 26th June, but current users will have access on the 13th of June. Only 1% is going ...
Taupo After Wellington, we took a six hour bus journey to Taupo. I have to say that Taupo was super cold and we needed to keep wrapped warm throughout. In Taupo, we biked up to Huka Falls and it was challenging to say the least. I fell off my bike at one point and went flying (at least I didnt fall off the mountain which is what I almost did at one point). We also got to stay in some natural spa...
From Christchurch, we flew to Wellington on a very small plane (less than 100 people). There are meant to be distinct differences between the North and the South Islands. Firstly, the North Island has a much more diverse population, with many people of Maori and Polynesian descent. On top of that, there is a much larger population of people on the North Island. Secondly, the North Island has a ver...
Wanaka So following Queenstown, we travelled to Wanaka - a quaint little town in the middle of the South Island of New Zealand. We started off the day with a fantastic brunch. The pancakes were made with fresh ingredients. Generally speaking, the food I have had throughout New Zealand has been of really high quality. It was a super beautiful day and we decided to hire some bikes and go ar...
Sorry for the small delay in this post, I’ve been having too much fun! Queenstown is a glorious place, with stunning mountains in the backdrop. It has the feel of a ski resort, and is incredibly luxurious. Across Queenstown mall there are heaps of designer shops and it makes you feel rich walking around there. The restaurants are legendary too, with virtually all cuisines you could ask for. ...
So over the last few days, I have spent some time in Te Anau. It’s a lake in New Zealand in the South Island that is really mystical in nature. We did some hikes, ate some fantastic food and went on some cruises. Doubtful Sound A misnomer, Doubtful Sound is actually fjord found in the Fiordlands of New Zealand. A fjord is formed when a glacier passes through land, carving out a massive space. To...
Currently, I’m based in Dunedin, which is renowned for having the worlds steepest street. As you could imagine, you can take some pretty cool photos here! Admittedly there is controversy surrounding this claim. Streets in Wales, England, Italy an Canada are known to be steeper but none are certified by the Guinness book of world records. About an hours drive North from dunedin is The Moeraki ...
So this is a continuation of my travel blog around New Zealand.  Cathedral Caves Cathedral Caves are a cool set of cliff found on Waikato Beach. This is a natural formation of caves that have taken tens of thousands of years to form. They have been created by waves eroding he sandstone. The area is in fact Maori owned land. Curio Bay Curio Bay is close to the southern most part of the South I...
This Easter Weekend, we had a mini-road trip to the Catlins. The Catlins span the Southeast of the South Island of Dunedin and are quite rural in nature. We had no phone signal for most of the trip so we’re lucky we prepared in advance! If I wrote it all together, this would be a mammoth post so I’m splitting it into 2. Kaka point The first stop we made was at Kaka Point. Kaka means ‘shit’ in It...
So over the last week I have been based in Dunedin - the wildlife capital of the country. Today, I traveled to the Otago Peninsula, a great location with all kinds of wildlife. The drive on windy roads was fun, although sometimes felt dangerous, sometimes driving to close to the cliff edge. Nonetheless the views from the backdrop were simply stunning. On the way, we drove to Sandfly Bay, a bea...

Today, we travelled from Paihia to Cape Reinga, which is right at the top of New Zealand! To do this, we booked on with a tour that gave us some interesting stop off points on the way. Checking out the Kauri trees Kauri Trees are native to New Zealand and are being preserved. They are huge, thick trees that are super old. Apparently New Zealand was more or less a forest until the humans started ...
So, as the headline says - I’m in New Zealand and will be here for the next two months. I hope to travel around and share my adventures with you! Getting to New Zealand So to get to New Zealand from London involves one long-ass flight (29 hours in total!) I decided to fly Singapore Airlines (which was the second cheapest after South China Air) and I do have to say it was an incredible airline. T...
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Southend Those outside of the UK may be unfamiliar with Southend. This week, I wanted to share a small description and some nice photos about the place. Southend is located on the South East of the UK, in the county of Essex. The city has a unique character - it feels a bit run down and slightly 'trashy'. Many of the nights out are at very odd clubs. Nonetheless, when the sun sets, the view from...
Thailand So I’m the summer of 2016 I travelled Thailand and Vietnam. Here are some photos from a remote beach I found in Pattaya. Thailand is super touristy so it’s hard to find yourself alone on a beach and this experience was amazing - I hope these photos do it justice! In Thailand I only actually had the chance to travel Pattaya, Kanchanaburi and Ayatayyah. I hope to come back one day and d...
Not long ago, I visited Chicago and I had a really great time! It’s a cool city with lots of bars, things to do, places to eat and great vibe. The city itself has many distinct areas: ‘millionaires row’ the hipster areas of Wicker Park, the student area and beautiful beaches (sadly I didn’t actually go to the beach but it looked beautiful from above). There are also loads of great parks around and...
United States This week, President Donald Trump gave the annual State of The Union speech to congress. He called for bipartisan support, but he doesn't have a great history on this. Talks about keeping the government funded appear to be stalling too - a new deal has to be agreed by Friday. Governor Ralph Northam, of Virginia, came under pressure after his medical school yearbook photos reveale...
The photo this week is of a few summers ago in London. In the Docklands, there is a stunning driving range, its in North Greenwich. You get to play golf with a stunning view of Canary Wharf, and at a pretty decent price (from memory it was around £10 for 100 balls, and a few quid to rent out the clubs (you can bring your own). Furthermore, there is a really good restaurant you can get food from. N...
So I decided to make a semi-newsletter style delivering a nice summary of news this week. It will predominantly focus on the US, UK, and Europe, but I will try to make it as far-reaching as I can. If you think I missed any stories (which will be inevitable), please post them below! USA This week in America, the government shutdown came to an end as parties decided to provide funding for the next...