It's been 95 days in New Zealand without any community-spreading of Covid-19, which makes all of us here feel quite grateful. Good job to our PM Jacinda (I guess I can say that now that I am a citizen!). I just finished a new 360 video that I will publish soon about all the reasons I moved here... It's being edited now and I'll release it soon. Only one of the 7 reasons was "Just In Case of a Pandemic" - but I think you'll like all the other ones too. One of the other main reasons is I like all the locally grown organic food and it makes me feel more directly connected to the Earth and keep us healthy. This kinda thing is more important than most people think.
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If you watch my Instagram stories, you'll see I'm adding some of my favorite portraits from around the world in to a new "People" highlight area... This guy is from Papua New Guinea.
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Here's a new photo I just processed from Shanghai. It's a 9-photo panorama where I was trying to get a new perspective on the city. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to fly drones there, but I went for it anyway. Also, when I was flying down on the shore, I saw two other Chinese guys flying their drones, so it only emboldened me more. If I was to get caught, I was gonna use the excuse, "It's okay, I'm with those guys!" That might confuse them enough so I can run away into the bushes.
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Here's a photo of Hobbiton in the morning. It's located right by Matamata kinda in the middle of the North Island. We stayed at an amazing house with no nails ( housewithnonails.co.nz ) - I talked to the lady that runs the place on the phone before we got there. I told her I had a suitcase full of nails and asked if I could bring it in. She told me no.
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The road trip included an amazing stop in Matamata, the home of the Hobbits from Lord of the Rings! It was cool to stay after hours and visit Bilbo Baggin's home and go through his round door. It makes me want to build a cool Hobbit hole of my own!
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