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November 5th, 2008 | categorizilation: all categories,New Zealand,School Visits

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I had the privelidge of once again being able to visit a school at very short notice today. Takaro School in Palmerston North was the school, arranged by Moetatua Turoa.

Students at Takaro School in Palmerston North, New Zealand try out the recumbent

Students at Takaro School in Palmerston North, New Zealand try out the recumbent

I know that the students have computer class this afternoon, so I really hope some of them check the blog and see this post. If you are reading this, guys, then check out the links below. And leave lots of comments if you want!
I spoke to about 40 students about my journey around the world by bicycle and skateboard, telling them stories from the road and sharing some things I had learned about myself and life.

I told them about the following episodes in the journey:

  • Cycling in -23 degrees in eastern Turkey (see the photos and story here and here).
  • The border guards in Kyrgyzstan who asked for a bribe (see the story and photos here).
  • The skateboard trailer (see the video here).
  • The hot Gobi Desert in western China (see the photos here).
  • The Tibetan Monks in China riding my skateboard (see photos and story here).
  • The terrible pollution in Eastern China (story and photos here).

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Comment by Andrew C — November 6, 2008 @ 10:23 pm | post a comment

I got pretty confused with the dates on your photos. What's with the American style? Just celebrating the Obama win?

Comment by Jessi — November 7, 2008 @ 2:46 pm | post a comment

Keep up with the great work! I don't think I've ever commented, but I wrote about you quite a while back and continue to follow you via RSS.

Comment by Lorna — November 7, 2008 @ 6:27 pm | post a comment

Hi Rob,

Enjoying reading backwards through your blogs!

I especially like all the photos of your feet for some reason.

I also wondered about the contrast to being on your own completely and then meeting up briefly with people along the journey. Inwards and Outwards…

cheers for now

Comment by Craig — November 8, 2008 @ 2:25 pm | post a comment

hey rob, you must be in wellington by now? need a place stay, our flat has spare room and garage. otherwise we will be skating thee waterfront(after voting of course)sat and sunday avo. would be awesome if you could come along and skate with the local crew :)


Comment by Katey B — November 9, 2008 @ 6:52 pm | post a comment

Looks like you're having a lot of fun hanging out with the locals around the country-friends and family, old and new.

What a nice way to get back into life in NZ and take a break from the road:)

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