Backpacking in New Zealand: Waihi Gold Mines

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 second was in 2010, when I popped over from Australia before heading to South America. Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: Waihi Gold Mines[…]

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

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 in colour the marketing for this drink, lush in taste. When in the north island Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: L & P (Lemon and Paeroa)[…]

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

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 to Scotland. Something we did manys a time. I loved travel from an early age. Read more about Interislander Ferry: Picton (South Island) to Wellington (North Island), New Zealand[…]

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[…]

Goodbye Oceania – Another Auckland Farewell

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 was slightly more worldly, more eager and infinitely more nervous. Nervous and excited all in Read more about Goodbye Oceania – Another Auckland Farewell[…]

Sulphur Sniffing and Reminiscing in…Rotorua: De Ja Vu

Haven’t we been here before?? Hmmm…yes that’s right that place where something clicked and was once the place I described as my favourite place on earth. The city of Rotorua in New Zealand. From my visit there in 2007, I hadn’t actually meant to return to volcanic Rotorua and in fact did my best to Read more about Sulphur Sniffing and Reminiscing in…Rotorua: De Ja Vu[…]

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