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Fox Glacier. Sunny experience!

We woke up at 7.00 am for a quick shower and the luxurious full English breakfast without the beans. We literally run to the Fox Guides Company to pay for the half day trot in the glacier and got our numbers to change the boats. Our mountain shoes are not high enough for the experience, […]

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Franz Josef glacier

We woke up this morning with an outstanding breakfast: eggs, bacon and sausages, all this with orange juice coffee and tea. We felt like marquises. After such a breakfast we had 10 minutes to check out. Normally here check out time is 10am. So we packed everything in our little daihatsu sirion (now we know […]

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whales? nope… pancakes instead

We overslept, ummmmmm that was nice, warm and with a shower at night and in the morning, so different to the cold hut!! At 9.30 we were driving direction to Kaikourua when I decided to phone just to check if we could advance our booked tour a few hours. Surprise surprise, all day tours had […]

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17Km of unsynchronized kayaking

Tuesday at 7 we where up, but I did not want to get out of my sleeping bag, as it was freezing cold outside. In the end I had to go to the toilet, so I decided to get everything packed and prepared for the next experience. At 9.30 our guide, Cam, arrived with the […]

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abel tasman trekking

Glorious Sunday ended nicely in Nelson and we went to bed late for again another early morning. We had one hour and 15 minutes drive up to Kaiteriteri the starting point to our Abel Tasman trekking with kayaking. At 8.30 am we were there in the kayak booth queuing to get instructions on the adventure. […]

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South Island with the right foot

The backpackers place we stayed in Wellington was cool, but a bit noisy.  They were partying all night and our room was close to the party ;-) Wellington was a bit like San Francisco, with hills and little Victorian houses. It is far nicer than Auckland. Anyway, early in the morning we woke up, had […]

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tururu!!

Mordor of the Lord of the Rings, the three volcanoes together, the emerald lake and amazing scenery. The lonely planet recommended to do this tramping in one day, exhausting, but we were well prepared with our latest acquisition in Taupo: our Keen sandals, similar to Teva but with a weirder look. This trekking was the […]

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Rotorua, geysers, Taupo and Tongariro

We woke up in the western environment of the cactus backpackers. Our little room was in a patio and the whole hostel was old but cool. We meet some people while having dinner. An Australian guy with an incredible accent and some other. The weather was crap. It has been crap all day. Raining non-stop. […]

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hot beach?

We got up in Thames prepared to go around the Coromandel Peninsula with more than enough time to arrive in Rotorua by mid afternoon. Well, we miscalculated the time and did not consider the roads. The day was very grey, not a single spot of sky was to be seen in the whole day, what […]

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Poor Knight Islands? another time…

We went to bed quite late after our dinner and conversation with Dominique ( the Swiss) Adam and Jo the British on a tour for a year. We spent another hour trying to find the key of the cozy room we were given, and could not find it anywhere… The night was terribly windy and […]

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Bay of Islands

So after our fantastic nice in Whangaroa, we drove back to Paihia so we could do the full day trip around the many islands in this beautiful bay. This time we had booked, so we had two places for Ms. Piez, close. We started the tour following the dolphins, so some people could swim with […]

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Cape Reinga

After a chilly night at Tutukaka holiday park, we woke up for a shower. Me, hating getting up early in the morning, could not see the machine to enter the 50 cents coin to have the 7 minutes hot shower, so I had a quick cold shower. We went to the diving center to check […]

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Tour around Tahiti and fly again!

  We woke up early. The sun was getting into our hobbit bungalow. In front of the bed we had a huge glass with incredible views. The roof of the bungalow was like a boat upside down, with the peculiarity of having plants and grass on the roof. Nothing was symmetric. We had breakfast. We […]

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Tahiti again

Thursday and today is our last day in Moorea. At 10am we have to leave Motu Iti bungalow and before 9 we have to give back the car. We asked the lady of the house if she could arrange transport to the airport and she did. 1.35pm and flight is leaving at 2.20pm. So we […]

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Around Moorea

Wednesday, we woke up at our great bungalow seeing the lagoon. I wish we could wake up with the sound of the sea more often ;-) We had our succulent breakfast on the terrace watching the waves breaking far away. We had bought loads of different things in the supermarket, so actually the 90 minutes […]

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