7000 Wonders

7000 Wonders

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Surgery of the Soul

Stalactite caves are impressive but, at least, they can be found in quite a few countries. In comparison, glowworm caves are not only completely unique but they are also endemic...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

2 min read
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A Den of Dogs

The Lord of the Rings had, in a way, reimagined New Zealand, but by the time the movie was produced, the country had already been around for quite a while.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

1 min read
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One Man Who Ruled Them All

About everybody can enjoy and admire eccentric actors utterly devoted to their profession but to work with them and actually succeed is an altogether different kettle of fish.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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A Typical Portly Hobbit

Exceptional as it was, Viggo Mortensen's devotion to his character was anything but an exception - and both "elves" and "hobbits" were every bit as devoted as "men".

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

1 min read
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King of Gondor

On a Sunday morning residents of a quiet neighbourhood in the middle of Wellington were woken up by blood-curdling battle cries.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

1 min read
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Pohutukawa

I have seen many trees and was impressed by quite a few of them – yet never as much as by that Kiwi tree with an allegedly typical Maori name “pohutukawa”.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Welcome to my Blog

Did you think there were only Seven Wonders in the world? Years of traveling have convinced me that there are at least a thousand times more...

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

1 min read