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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Arenal has a lot on offer for travellers with its national park, Costa Rica’s biggest lake, natural hot springs and abundance of water sport activities. The still active volcano looms large on all horizons, waiting patiently for it’s next eruption. Continue reading “Exploring Arenal, Costa Rica”
After spending a couple of days at Arenal, La Fortuna we made our way to the picture-famous Hanging Bridges located within the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Located only 25-30 km south-west from the hot and dry Arenal area Monteverde amazes with its contrasting lush, green forests and tropical plants. We stayed for 3 nights/2 days which was a good amount for us but you could easily stay a couple of days longer too. Continue reading “Exploring Monteverde Cloud Forest”
We didn’t choose Costa Rica on its strength as a snorkelling destination but were hopeful of squeezing some in during our week-long stay at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. Continue reading “Snorkelling in Costa Rica, is it any good?”