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257549672411795026_TgIuk8cO_cHi, I’m Liz, a kiwi travel blogger.

I started this blog a couple years ago after I quit my job in New Zealand, packed my life into a suitcase and set off on my big OE (kiwi slang for Overseas Experience).



My OE was pretty full-on…I planned the first month prior to leaving and worked out the rest along the way, this included

After 5 months I ended up in Madrid, Spain, where I landed a job teaching English in a primary school.  This was amazing as I was earning a steady wage, rented a room in the heart of the city and lived a magical madrileño life for 2 years, where I travelled often throughout Spain and Europe.



Now, I’m back home in New Zealand, still travelling as much as I can, while also holding down a full-time job and working on my career which I love. Who said you have to be a full-time traveller in order to have a travel blog?


What else?

Hmmm, what else… cats are the best, I love jamon, I prefer warm climates, I love roller coasters, I don’t really like flying, I hate bad table manners, I never chew gum for longer than 10 minutes and I don’t have a strong kiwi accent except when I say the words; bed, pet or did.


  1. Dear Liz,

    My name is Joyce and I work for is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Spain, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

    • Hi Joyce, sounds great. Feel free to email me the questions – you can find my email on the ‘Contact’ page on my blog. Cheers!

  2. Sorry if I ask you, Liz. Is not so polite nor cute, but… How old are you?
    I red all your posts and… it’s awesome. It’s the kind of life/journey that I ever dream, but… for some kind of reasons I wasn’t brave enough and now that I’m 30 I not sure that I really can do all those thing in your bucket list.
    “The trouble is, you think you have time”

    Have a wonderful life Liz!

    • I’m mid-twenties now! And no worries, I wrote that thing quite a while ago, I really need to have a look through and make sure I still actually WANT to do all those things! It’s all good and well having a list of goals, but it only really matters if they really are things that you would absolutely LOVE to do. Your list doesn’t have to be as long as mine – it could be just a handful of really amazing things 🙂

  3. Hi Liz.
    Just wanted to say I’m so glad I found this blog (big ups to Google search :))! I’m a Kiwi about to launch into my UK/Europe OE in September and it’s great just seeing what other Kiwis have done. Keep up the good work on this blog and looking forward to reading more. Cheers, Anna

    • Oh that’s so awesome! So stoked that it somehow came through on Google too! I hope you have a great time on your OE, let me know what you get up to!

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