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.
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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.
Continue reading “Living on the Road – Part 2”
Upon arrival in Christchurch we started tackling the most important task needed before starting our road trip through both islands — finding a suitable camper-van.
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After purchasing our home on wheels for the coming weeks and equipped with our road trip guide book we feel ready to start our adventure. First stop is the Banks Peninsula, a rugged headland just 1.5 h away from Christchurch.
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After 3 full days of resting we returned to our Open Water dive course. Alex was feeling much better and we were eager to finish our first diving qualification.
Continue reading “Learning to Dive in Koh Lanta – The Return of the Scuba Students”
After almost 2 weeks of diving and chilling in Koh Lanta it was time to pack our backpacks and continue our journey to New Zealand. Hopefully we would still catch some late summer sun before autumn was upon us.
Continue reading “Diary – Arriving in Christchurch, New Zealand”
Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the first stop on our World Trip. There’s much more to do in the UAE, even for the adventurous traveller, than the swanky modern urban metropolises of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We were visiting and staying with a “local” — our friend Simon — which made it even more fun. Continue reading “Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) // World Trip Days 1 to 5”
Learning to dive was on of our top priorities at the beginning of our world trip so we could dive in other destinations throughout the year. After a busy start to our year away travelling we finally arrived in Koh Lanta, Thailand.
Continue reading “Learning to dive in Koh Lanta – The Sea Strikes Back”
On our 6th day of travelling I’m sitting on our friend Simon’s balcony in Ras Al-Kaimah and find myself still not quite prepared for what’s lying ahead of us. Continue reading “A year travelling abroad – How to prepare?”