“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” ― Cindy Ross I found myself in Abel Tasman again after 4 years and, just like last time, the weather was absolutely awesome. I wanted to stay at Aquapackers again, but decided to […]
“Best one day walk in New Zealand” – Lonely Planet I’m already struggling with this post because it hasn’t hit me with full force yet. I actually did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 19,4 km and I can’t even remember the climb rate on the track (but the steepest climb was actually the most fun and […]
A person who mistreats his guest has a dusty Marae (Meeting house) Not only is Rotorua bigger than I remember, but the smell of sulfur is more prominent this time. I arrived at good, old Funky Green Voyager, checked in and got a top bunk in one of the dorms. I hadn’t even time to […]
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. – John Steinbeck I decided to try an experiment today. I was going to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and doing a triple combo tour: 1) Ruakuri Cave 2) Aranui Cave 3) Waitomo Glow Worm Cave I didn’t bring my camera.
“13 months to the day, we found ourselves looking upon a familiar sight…” – Frodo Baggins It was a bit more than 13 months for me, it’s been nearly 4 years since I last set foot in New Zealand, but today I went to Hobbiton for the second time.