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A Pain in the Packing, Part Two: I need a Skateboard, Bungee Cables and a Schoolboy’s Satchel…

With only about three weeks left of this adventure, and money beginning to get to a point that even a boa constrictor would consider tight, I decided to return to the South Island. I bid farewell to all the folks … Continue reading

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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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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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Headed North Again.

After breezing through Invercargill and only quickly looking in at Dunedin, I managed to avoid the temptation of another Saturday night on the town by just not being in one. However, I should have taken a hint from the map … Continue reading

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