Friday’s Featured Food: Top 5 Food Experiences in New Zealand

It’s been a shocking eight years since my first trip to New Zealand and even five years since my second trip so the notebook still clogs up a list of 30 something posts still unwritten about this country of islands! I thought I’d get my food adventures in NZ typed up today and whacked into a Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Top 5 Food Experiences in New Zealand[…]

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every bus journey I take becomes a real chance to see unique scenery from a distance. Read more about Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys[…]

Staying at the Glow Worm Cottages, Franz Josef, New Zealand

I write a lot about places I visit and my memories there. What I normally neglect to mention in the madness of it all are the places I stay and the transport I use hopping to and fro, so I will try and give more reviews of hostels, bus journeys, train journeys, hotels and airports Read more about Staying at the Glow Worm Cottages, Franz Josef, New Zealand[…]

Franz Josef Township - New Zealand

Backpacking in New Zealand: Franz Josef Township

The word “Township” has always confused me in life, and it wasn’t until 2010 that I thought I knew what it meant. I heard reports from people going to South Africa to watch the World Cup and they said they were visiting “townships”, which I seen as slums or working class black or white areas. Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: Franz Josef Township[…]

Blue Ice: Franz Josef Glacier Day Hike, South Island, New Zealand

There are a lot of glaciers in New Zealand, and they are all in the South Island. For whatever reason it was always my plan to do the day hike up the Franz Josef Glacier. It seems to be the most obvious one to do, there’s the slightly bigger glaciers nearby of Fox and Tasman, Read more about Blue Ice: Franz Josef Glacier Day Hike, South Island, New Zealand[…]

inspired on a lifestyle of travel by the glow worms in franz josef

Glow Worm Trek, Franz Josef, New Zealand

First night in the cold misty township of Franz Josef and I’m staying in Glow Worm Cottages. Quite mystical and spooky, and in total isolation seemingly from the parties of New York, the business meetings of London and the flair of Milan. Franz Josef Township is an extraordinary little place.   Over dinner I met Read more about Glow Worm Trek, Franz Josef, New Zealand[…]

Jonny Blair the travelling Northern Irishman in Franz Josef in New Zealand

Backpacking in New Zealand: A Night Out In Franz Josef

  After the Franz Josef Trek, it was time for a really really chilled out evening. This began by getting freshened up and dried up in the wetness of the Glow Worm Cottages.  Then there was free soup to be had at the hostel kitchen. Excellent home brew and well needed in the cold climate Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: A Night Out In Franz Josef[…]

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