Monthly Archives: November 2011

The West Coast, or Why Backpackers Love a Spa

Over the past few days I have been making my way down the West coast, starting in Westport, which I’ve already mentioned. From there I’ve headed south into Greymouth, then onto into Franz Joseph and the Fox Glacier. In Greymouth … Continue reading

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The Story So Far…

It has been just over three weeks since I stepped bleary eyed from the Singapore to Christchurch aeroplane. The trip computer on the (so far) trusty van says I have covered just over 2000 km and looking at the map … Continue reading

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Food, mine versus everyone else’s.

Midges, Sandflies, Mosquitoes and other things with bigger teeth than wings are common all over the world. When I travelled to southern France a few years ago, I often walked to the beech bar over the dunes at dusk with … Continue reading

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Minnie de Moocher.

Hey, folks here’s a story ‘bout Minnie de Moocher. This time she is no whorrrrre de – coocher, but a German traveller that I seem to have had passed on to me by two other travellers. If you have been … Continue reading

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Hiking with ‘Ze Germans.’

On my first night in New Zealand, I met a German couple and went to the pub for a stein or two. When I was in Kaikoura, about fifty percent of the people I met were from the Fatherland. When … Continue reading

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Motoring in New Zealand.

Warning. The following contains Violence, Horror, Squirrels and Road safety. I have recently discovered how Kiwis’ managed to incorporate capital punishment with road safety. Whilst driving along State Highway 1, going north toward Blenheim, just before every bend in the … Continue reading

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Hitchhikers.

After spending a couple of days in the old fishing town of Kaikoura I decided it was time to move on. Remembering this time to make absolutely certain that I had everything, including my towel. I packed up the van … Continue reading

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