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Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

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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 …

Backpacking in New Zealand: Waihi Gold Mines

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As a random traveller I just don’t stick to obvious routes most of the time. Here I was cruising through New Zealand’s north island for the second time. The first was in 2007 on a round the world trip. The …

Backpacking in New Zealand: L & P (Lemon and Paeroa)

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Time for another post from one of my two trips to New Zealand. This time, a stop over in the town of Paeroa. Home of the world famous Kiwi drink, L and P. Or Lemon and Paeroa. Brown and yellow …

Interislander Ferry: Picton (South Island) to Wellington (North Island), New Zealand

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My fascination with ferries (and boats in general) hasn’t waned. The fascination began in childhood when we would have our family holidays on mainland UK. This meant getting in the car and getting the car ferry from Northern Ireland over …

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

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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 …

Goodbye Oceania – Another Auckland Farewell

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It wasn’t the first time I left Auckland international airport. I had been there 3 and a half years earlier, flying that time to Kuala Lumpur, on an onward connection to the Chinese capital of Beijing. Here in 2010, I …

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