Auckland and more of NZ North Island

Location: Auckland, Hamilton and Rotorua – NZ North Island Highlight: Closely contested Cricket in Hamilton We had high hopes of hustling, bustling city life from Auckland after our weeks at campsites in the middle of nowhere – as Londoners, we were ready to spend some time in the city again. I’m an avid reader of the “most livable cities … More Auckland and more of NZ North Island

Getting back to nature in New Zealand – Pt. IV

Location: Abel Tasman, Blenheim Wineries and the drive back to Christchurch Highlight: Kayaking around Abel Tasman We arrived in Abel Tasman at the same time as hundreds of whales did, though our fortunes were drastically different, since we thrive on the beach: But sadly the same can’t be said for the wales: It was tragic to hear about, … More Getting back to nature in New Zealand – Pt. IV

Getting back to nature in New Zealand – Pt. III

Location: Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier and the drive north to Abel Tasman – New Zealand South Island Highlight: Scenery at Franz Josef Glacier Time for us to see what the glacier fuss is all about! We arrived in Fox Glacier in the early morning, and caught the sun rising up through the mountains. “Do not proceed without … More Getting back to nature in New Zealand – Pt. III

Getting back to nature in NZ – pt. II

Location: Milford Sound, Wanaka, Queenstown and the route to Franz Joseph Glacier – New Zealand South Island Highlight: Incredible scenery around every corner of the drive The road trip continued. We had the longest drive of our trip ahead of us in this section – 4 hours there, 4 hours back. We parked up overnight in a tiny town … More Getting back to nature in NZ – pt. II

Getting back to nature in New Zealand – Pt. I

Location: Christchurch, Lake Tekapo and Pukaki – New Zealand South Island Highlight: Picking up the rental van and our first night of camping There was a lot to look forward to in New Zealand, from the famous cinematography to the many ‘must see’ places recommended by friends who have waxed lyrically about it. We arrived in Christchurch on … More Getting back to nature in New Zealand – Pt. I

Thailand: Take 2 (plus super-awesome flight to Melbourne)

Location – Ko Lanta and Phuket Highlight – Business Class flight to Melbourne After all the excitement of Sinulog festival and the rest of our month in the Philippines, we opted for a rest week split between the Thai islands of Ko Lanta and Phuket. Half of that plan worked – Ko Lanta was such … More Thailand: Take 2 (plus super-awesome flight to Melbourne)