Monthly Archives: January 2012

Give it some Welly!

Well, it had to happen eventually. I’d asked and there was no other choice, I’d have to stay in a hostel for the night. It was the last stop before the bus turned around and followed the same route back … Continue reading

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Go Mad! Nanny isn’t Looking!

I looked at my mobile in surprise, I’d been assured there was no signal all the way out here in the middle of nowhere, or ‘River Valley’ as the sign over the entrance read. But still, the small glowing screen … Continue reading

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Gentlemen, Lets Broaden Our Minds!

“So, why do you guys keep saying you’re from different countries all the time?” I looked at the Canadian girl who’d just asked me where I was from, sat opposite me in Curly’s Bar in Waitomo. She sipped her Bacardi … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World.

When I was camping in the van by Lake Roititi, on the South Island, I met two German girls who were driving one of the Wicked Camper vans. These camper vans are brightly coloured and decorated in all sorts of … Continue reading

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Operation Auckland Part Two: Battling Murphy’s Law

Day Nine. The big day dawned, today was the first day that my van would be up for sale. I awoke bright and early, making sure again that all of my things that I was keeping were out. I had … Continue reading

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Operation Auckland.

Day One. With Christmas put back in it’s box for another year (hurry, only 362 shopping days left!), it was time to put part two of the great adventure into action. The North Island. I washed the van, removing two … Continue reading

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