December 2017
  • Day29

    Dubai

    December 30, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    My flight from Melbourne to Dubai got delayed and it was for a time not sure if I gonna make it to catch my flight to Copenhagen.

    Well I made it!
    We got picked up outside the airplane and went straight through the security check to out gate. We was the last to people to get on the airplane but we made it.

    Some hours late in Copenhagen we were waiting and waiting and waiting for our two bags.. Well they didn't make it..
    They will come tomorrow around like noch time probably. Hopefully 🙈
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  • Day28

    Mt Maunganui

    December 29, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Today is my last day and the weather could not be better. It's really warm, between 26-29 degrees all the time and a nice light wind.
    I spent the morning at the beach. Just relaxing and enjoying the ocean and sun for the last time in a long time.
    At 2 pm I had to leave to go to Auckland. Better to plan in plenty of time because at the momentan it's extremely much traffic everywhere.
    It's " just" 23 degrees in Auckland and as usual blowing like hell. 🙈
    After leaving the car I took the shuttle to the airport.
    Here I am waiting for my flight to start the boarding. Of coarse it was not much traffic on the way and also at the airport I didn't habe to wait at all to check in and make the security check so I was done with all very early 🙈
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  • Day28

    Melbourne

    December 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    My first stop is Melbourne.
    The flight was quite uncomfortable with a lot ups and downs. Now I have just around an hour before I need to jump on my next flight to Dubai.

  • Day27

    Rotorua Rafting II

    December 28, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After that we took a stop and everyone got the chance to jump down from a rock, around 4m into the river.
    The river is actually floating quite fast so it was not so easy to swim back to the boat as expected, but we all made it. I almost crashed into another boat 🙈
    And then it was time for the big, the real waterfall. 7m I just tried to not think about that. The chance to fall out of the boat is actually really big and also very often the boats are flipping over. We got instructions how to behave if something like this is happing and then my boat was the first one to go down the Tutea Falls. 😳
    What an amazing experience this was!! I cant describe the feeling. 😁
    The hole boat was under water for around 2-3 seconds I guess and we all managed to stay inside the boat as well ✌🏼
    My boat was then picking up to children that was going with us the rest of the tour. They were not allowed to do the first part, what I think is good because it's really extreme to go down the waterfalls.
    The we went trough some wild rapids that was just really funny until we stopped again.
    Our guide told us that the next rapid is safe to raft without the boat so almost everyone was leaving the boats and was swimming to the rapid and then just floating with the river through the rapid, or better to say small waterfall. 😉
    The river is so strong so the it was so hard to try to get back to the boat. I made it almost but could reach at least the other boat that was beside. Almost everyone else was catching the ropes the guides was throwing out to help them back to the boats.

    After the swim it was just one rapid left and that one we used again for some "surfing" just that this time everyone got to sit in front. We once almost flipped over because we got to much with on side under the rapid and not just with the front. 😂

    All in all it was a lot of fun and a great experience.
    After driving back and changing back into dry clothes we were looking at the pictures all together and laughing like hell over all the funny faces 😊

    After the tour I went to Mt Maunganui where i gonna spent my last night in New Zealand for this Time.
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  • Day27

    Rotorua Rafting

    December 28, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After the Canopy Tour I went to eat lunch and then I went a little bit outside of Rotorua to make the Rotorua Rafting.
    After checking in I got my equipment and then we jumped into the bus for a short ride to the Kaituna River.
    The Tongariro Rafting was a Grade 3 Rafting, this is a Grade 5 Rafting 😎
    So I actually was a little nervous when we jumped into the boats, because
    Rotorua Rafting is home to the largest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - 7m Tutea Falls. 😳😬

    The trip started with some smaller rapids that was still wild enough to already get quite wet, especially we two that was sitting in the front of the boat. 🙈😂 But it took
    not so long until we was already reaching the first 2 waterfalls.
    Waiting for the other boats to go down was not so good for our nerves.
    We couldn't really see the waterfall but we heard everyone screaming going down. 😬
    Then it was our turn and we was just holding on as much as we can. And it was so amazing 😁
    The first waterfall was a 3,5 m fall and the second one "just" 1,5m 😉
    Well sitting in front is definitely a guarantee for getting totally under water by the waterfalls. Then the guide said, now we go surfing. So he was moving the boat to the waterfall and then the front part, including myself under the waterfall. That's was first a shock but it's actually really funny and I was anyway already totally wet 😂
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  • Day27

    Canopy Tours Rotorua II

    December 28, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    The trip was a combination of zip lines and swing bridges.
    It's so cool to do this. The first time everyone was a little carefully and it's a little hard to relax but our guides did a great job so everyone was really enjoying the trip. Zip lining through the forest with out holding on to something, jumping off backwards from a platform and the last one we was actually hanging upside down ✌🏼😎
    It was so cool and a lot of fun. It was a great group again and I was just enjoying it.
    For the afternoon I have planed in a White Water Rafting Tour. 😊
    So I have a hole day full of action. I like that 😁
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  • Day27

    Canopy Tours Rotorua

    December 28, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Yesterday I got the Tipp to make the Canopy Tour. So I called them and got actually one of the last free places today. So I was up early this morning after an extremely cold night and went to the meeting point at 9 am.
    There we got dressed up with a harness and helmets and jumped in a bus to drive to the
    Dansey Road Scenic Reserve.
    Here we gonna explore a native forest that has been like this since thousands of years.
    85% of New Zealand was once covert with this forests, now it's just 15% left on the North Island and 50% on the South Island.
    After a short walk through the forest we was meeting a Robin. This small bird is extremely interested in people, for a good reason. The guides have some small worms that we got on our hand and the the Robin was flying on the hand and picked up the worm. That was awesome.
    They are just allowed to feed them up to 4 of the worms what the little Robin didn't like so much 😉 I tried to get more worms 🙃
    After that we was walking up a hill and then the stairs up to the first platform from where we were starting the real adventure. Zip lining through the forest 😎
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  • Day26

    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

    December 27, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Rotorua is famous for it Hot pools and especially the mud pools.
    Everywhere around this city is a lot of geothermal activity.
    The best one to look it is definitely the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
    Well it smalls a little bad but it's so amazing to look at all the pools and craters.
    This was the last thing I was doing together with Linda and Veronica. They are now traveling down the north island. I gonna spent one more night in Rotorua and the I drive to Mt Maunganui tomorrow to spent my last night closed to the beach and ocean 😊
    Just two days left for me.
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  • Day26

    Whakarewarewa Maori Village

    December 27, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Today we went first to the only living Maori Village in Rotorua. It's always nice to watch their culture performance. Especially the Haka, their War dance is so amazing. It got really funny when they were take a lot of men up on the stage to teach them the Haka. 😉
    They actually did really well.
    We was then take a look at the Geyser, the village and especially the shops 🙈
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