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Friday Flashback – Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

December, 2009: First time we tried out our newly purchased tent (check out: How We Survived Camping In A Broken Tent For 3 Months In New Zealand ) was a 6 days trip to Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Queenstown, New Zealand – City and Travel Guide

Attractions And Things To Do In Queenstown, New Zealand Location: South West of New Zealand’s South Island Currency: NZD, New Zealand Dollars Language: English Short History: Before the Europeans settled in Queenstown, the Maori used to visit seasonally to hunt Moa (an extinct bird) and gather green stone. When gold was discovered in the Arrow [...]

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5 Things I Learned From Meeting The Happiest People In The World, Vanuatu

5 Things (Life Lessons) I Learned While Visiting Vanuatu From Hanging Out With Some Of The Happiest People In The World. You learn a lot when you go traveling, especially from the people you meet along the way. Out of all the places I’ve been, there is no place where I’ve learned so much about [...]

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Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road, New Zealand

February, 2009: I can’t quite remember how, but somehow we ended up at the most random camping ground in the middle of nowhere in the north island of New Zealand. We had heard the beaches were nice for surfing, but it turned out that the only way to reach the beach was by car. Luckily [...]

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City Guide – 24 Hours in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, also known as the garden city, is one of the oldest cities in New Zealand. It’s a small city with a lot to offer and a great balance between outdoor life, culture and shopping. 9 am – Power-Start Breakfast Start the day with a power-start breakfast at the Lotus-Heart Cafe, a cafe which has [...]

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Falling In Love With Surfing In New Zealand & Australia

March 2009: We got stuck in the ‘poor-man-mindset’ for a while, and were discussing while in New Zealand & Australia last year, whether we would buy ourselves a full body board set (rash top, fins, board, board bag) or not – we really wanted to, but it was a lot of money and what would [...]

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Friday Flashback – Everything Is World Famous in New Zealand

Feburary, 2009: We spent just over 60 hours in total on buses for 3 months in New Zealand. Spending so many hours on buses probably sounds horrific to you, but thanks to the bus drivers it was honestly enjoyable – the bus rides with these New Zealand bus drivers felt more like long guide tours [...]

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Friday Flashback – Exploring The Night Sky In Tekapo, New Zealand

December, 2008: On our way down to Queenstown we stopped over for a night in Tekapo. It’s a small village with only 300 inhabitants, set 750 meters above sea level. It’s the closest village to Mt Cook, the highest mountain in South Pacific, and the night sky in this place is out of this world! [...]

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24 Hours In Sydney, Australia – City Guide

City Guide – 24 Hours In Sydney, Australia Sydney is an amazing place, and I really recommend you try and spend longer than just one day there, to really see everything – but this guide gives you a quick idea about what you can see in 24hrs and can help you get started – hope [...]

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Friday Flashback – Dolphin Watching In Akaroa, New Zealand

December, 2008 – The weather had been unsteady during the week, but when I woke up that morning the weather was incredible, blue skies and sunny – ‘Let’s go NOW!’ I said as I eagerly shook Nathan to wake up – we were off to Akaroa. 20 minutes later the bus tickets were booked and [...]

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