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Just around the bend…

“Make a u-turn as soon as possible.” – my GPS While moving from one place to another, every so often (which is to day, almost every day), I see something so stunningly beautiful I have to stop or turn and go back.

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Abel Tasman National Park Day Hike

β€œReturning 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 […]

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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing for dummies

“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 […]

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Maori evening in Rotorua

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 […]

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The Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & my personal experiment

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.

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