Continuing with the photo-diary theme, and utilizing the extremly good internet at our hotel, here a photo-diary entry from our few days on Java. Continue reading “Photo-Diary: Yogyakarta and beyond”
Moving on from terraced rice fields and 4-day long funeral ceremonies, we made our way to the North of Sulawesi, to a tiny island called Bunaken. Continue reading “Photo-diary: Diving in Bunaken”
In the sentiment of ‘pictures speak more than 1000 words’ I’ve decided to sum our Komodo dive trip up with a ‘commented gallery’. Continue reading “Photo-diary: Diving at Komodo”
It already feels a lifetime ago since we visited this remote collection of islands in the South Pacific. Known to us Europeans as an exotic honeymoon destination it’s only a few hours flight away from the east coast of Australia or New Zealand respectively.
Wellington & Napier
The following day is mostly taken up by the ferry crossing. We need to be at the port at 1 pm to depart at 2 pm for the 3,5 h journey. Continue reading “New Zealand’s North Island”
We stay at a nice little campsite right by the Lake Rotoiti and enjoy the views. Originally we played with the idea to go on a ‘proper’ day walk up on the Robert’s Ridge (clearly Roberts’ are intrepid explorers!) but the weather isn’t on our side so after a lazy morning we go on a little bush walk to stretch our feet.
New Selling the Van
After 6.5 long hours we arrive in Christchurch and book ourselves into a hostel room. We quickly remove all of our belongings before meeting our first potential buyer. Continue reading “Leaving Christchurch…Again”
There are 9 ‘Great Walks’ in New Zealand. These are multi-day walks or “tramps” as they’re known locally which showcase the beauty of this country particularly well. We chose to walk the Milford Sound trek within New Zealand’s Fjordland area.
Continue reading “Diary: Milford Sound Track”
Despite a crisp, sunny morning I can’t shake off the gloominess surrounding us as we leave Queenstown with our belongings in the back. Continue reading “Diary: Leaving Queenstown”
Our next stop, Dunedin, is known to be the ‘Scotland’ of New Zealand and indeed, we find the Scottish accent creeping in a wee bit.