Reflection on 3 Years Travelling

The world was a very different place when I departed. It was 5 am, 28th of October 2018. Dark and cold, a fine drizzle hung in the air. A final embrace with my parents on the outside porch. An embrace that wouldn’t be repeated for 1140 days. A little over 3 years. But this isn’t... Continue Reading →

New Zealand – Review of my Time

New Zealand, WHAT A PLACE! I knew even before stepping foot in the country I would love it. I wasn’t disappointed. I’d heard so many great things and just had a sense that it would be a place for me. Before NZ, answering the question “where is your favourite country” was tough. I’ve been to... Continue Reading →

NZ – End of the Road

This is it then, the final blog of the 2-month road trip and 7 months in New Zealand! In another blog, I shall reflect a little on my time here, but before getting there, we must finish the road trip itself.In the last blog, North Island Part II, I finished with my time in Rotorua.... Continue Reading →

North Island – Part II

After leaving New Plymouth and Mt Taranaki I headed up the coast, my destination being the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. I made a few notable stops along the way with the highlight being the Three Sisters & Elephant Rock. These are sections of coastal cliffs that due to erosion now stand isolated in the ocean... Continue Reading →

North Island – Part I

After the 3 hour Interislander Ferry ride from Picton to Wellington, I touched down on the North Island for the very first time. Having been in NZ for over 6 months it was good to finally start exploring this part of the country. The South Island is actually 32% larger than the North, however, the... Continue Reading →

Top of the South Island – Part II

After the Abel Tasman, there were still a few places I wanted to visit on the South Island before heading north. I therefore, had a day driving around ticking off various attractions I had earmarked. The first stop was Wharariki Beach (Wh sounds in Maori are equivalent to an English F). The beach is famous... Continue Reading →

Top of the South Island – Part I

After the emptiness of the West Coast driving into Nelson and through the surrounding area was a stark contrast to the previous week. I was back to some kind of modern civilisation. I had heard a lot about the place before arriving, but still didn’t really know what to expect. Although whatever my preconceived expectations... Continue Reading →

West Coast

I’ve covered a lot of km since the last blog but thankfully less so on foot and more with my car (which so far has been an absolute trooper). The first few weeks of the road trip were dominated by beautiful mountains and lots of hiking. Having ended the last blog with the completion of... Continue Reading →

Start of NZ Road Trip

After spending 5 months in Queenstown for the winter, which was amazing. I have now left to travel around the remainder of the country for a few months. Originally I had planned to leave Queenstown on the 11th of October and head to either Wanaka or Mt. Cook. I said my goodbyes to those in... Continue Reading →

Winter in Queenstown

Life comes at you fast. A day after posting my last blog for NZ I broke my collarbone snowboarding.  Having written in that blog how lucky I had been avoiding lockdowns, the Aus bubble shutting giving me empty slopes, the progress I was making on the board and how buzzing I was for the season.... Continue Reading →

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