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Hamilton City

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  • Day89

    Vom wunderschönen Raglan nach Hamilton

    December 29, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Mit Muskelkater in jedem Muskel unseres Körpers wachen wir auf und machen seit Ewigkeiten mal wieder Yoga mit Meerblick.
    Danach bummeln wir durch das kleine Örtchen und laufen voller Erwartung an den Strand. Raglan ist die Surfhochburg schlecht hin, hier sieht man nicht selten Weltprofis auf dem Wasser. Als wir um die Ecke biegen sind wir enttäuscht..Niemand, nicht mal ein Anfänger ist auf dem Wasser. Die Wellen sind zu klein.. also wieder ab nach Hause.
    Kurze Verschnaufpause und dann per Anhalter nach Hamilton. Dort erwartet uns unser neuer Gastgeber, der bereits eingekauft hat und uns eine kleine Einweisung in die indische Küche gibt.
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  • Day295

    Māori in Aotearoa (NZ)

    June 1, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Neuseeland war der letzte unbesiedelte Zipfel der Welt bis die Māori im 13. Jahrhundert "Die lange weiße Wolke (Aotearoa)" entdeckten. Die verschiedenen polynesischen Stämme besiedelten überwiegend die wärmere Nordinsel. Ihre Kultur und Lebensweise ist sehr interessant und unter anderem weltweit bekannt durch den traditionellen Tanz "Haka" und die einmaligen Tattoos.Read more

  • Day306

    Good bye Olaf, Good bye Neuseeland!

    June 12, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Neuseeland erobern#Schlafen#Lachen#Schuhe auf dem Dach vergessen und losfahren#Kochen#langsam fahren#Musik lauschen#Beatles#Basilikum auf dem Dach vergessen und losfahren#Reiseplanung#Weinen#Trinken#Hippie Feeling#Film schauen#Berge erobern#Wellen rauschen#Links fahren#Glück#Natur genießen#Regenwald sehen#Liebe#einen regnerischen Tag im Van verbringen#Würfelspiel#wieder Schuhe auf dem Dach vergessen und losfahren#noch mehr lachen#Wäsche trocknen#Sterne beobachten#eine Freund verlieren ...Adieu Olaf Norbert, Adieu Neuseeland!Read more

  • Day54

    Hamilton

    December 12, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    I walked through the city and was happy again. A city. Inreally needed that after Roturoa. 🙈 I'm happier in citys than in villages. 🌃
    And as longer I'm here, so much more sad I get when I'm thinking about to go home. I miss living in a big city.
    Hamilton is not the city I would choose to live, but it's cool somehow. 😂
    It's more like a little chinatown. I saw only asia food and stores. One maxican, one irish pub, two hair saloons, and one shop I passed three times and looked in, but still don't know what it sells.😂
    There is a statue for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's Riff Raff from Richard O'Brien.
    I saw many statues in NZ, but most times I didn't know what theyre about. I think we all know the RHPS.
    While sunset I run around the lake in the domain. I don't know what this is in NZ with the runners and that low five, but I like it. 😊
    Its really cool cause it motivates me so much if theres always someone who gives you five when meeting after finishing a round.
    Did only 6k today. Shame on me. 🙈
    I was so glad that I did it. I started in rain and was thnking about to run to the toilet only. And back would be annoying enough. But when I was there it stopped luckily. So I could do the run. 👟
    While running I was staring at the lake. Nice, but not beautiful. No waves. Nothing I would miss. Citys makes me happy, but the ocean makes me glad. I miss that of those two, what I don't have. I miss nothing, when I see both. 😊 I remember that I never missed home..
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  • Day144

    Hamilton

    February 13, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅

    Our first night we spend in Hamilton. Having not much time here we only walked a bit around town - especially nice were the public pianos that everybody was allowed to play -, strolled along the river, saw the statue of Riff Raff and had a great lunch at a local craft beer brewery, named Good George. The IPA was great!Read more

  • Day12

    Bedtime Wrap

    March 14, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    We got up early to visit Wai-O-Tapu, a nearby geothermal area. Wai-O-Tapu has lots of colourful rocks, from the steam bringing up minerals from deep underground.

    Wai-O-Tapu also has a geyser, which was discovered by convicts a along time ago. The geyser was initially steaming, then it started to frothing and finally it erupted. When the geyser erupted it shot water 10 metres into the air.

    Wai-O-Tapu is a massive park area, next we went to a mud pool. The mud was popping and bubbling. It smelt like rotten eggs. It was interesting watching the mud splash and pop.

    Next we went and visited some local free hot springs. At the first one the water was very hot, I could feel my ankles burning. Lysa said she burnt her foot in the mud too. The second one's water was a bit cooler and had a pretty waterfall.

    We finished the day with a tour of Waitomo Caves. They have been doing tours in these caves for over a 120 years. The tour had a boat ride in an underground cave where you got to see lots of glow worms.

    Erin XO
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  • Day13

    Hamilton Gardens

    March 15, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    So pretty.

    In the 1960s this site was nothing more than a rubbish dump, today it is over 40 hectares of public gardens. In the 1980s the city designed these gardens to tell the story of garden design from a cultural and historical point of view.

    There are hundreds more photos we took... I can only add six photos. So you miss out on the rose garden and the general amazing variety of flora.Read more

  • Day13

    Bedtime Wrap

    March 15, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    The weather gods were kind to us today and blessed us with gorgeous weather. We made the most of the Sunshine and headed outside.

    First up, Hamilton Gardens; a little kitsch in parts but beautifully maintained and an amazing variety of plants. As far as we can tell the gardens are mostly maintained by the students at the attached horticultural school. Props for the free labour, because you can see the sheer mountain of effort that is put into maintaining these grounds. The rose garden was stunning with an enormous variety of (you guessed it) roses. I particularly liked this speckled variety as it wasso different to any rose I'd seen before.

    The afternoon was a walk up Te Aroha, I confess I knew very little about this walk other than it was about 10km long, offered 360 degree views and was considered one of the better walks in New Zealand according to an online walking guide. I wasn't expecting a thin track that had clearly suffered though last weeks storms. The climb was arduous in parts having to climb up rocks and exposed roots, combine that with a constant steep incline for two hours and I was pooped by the time I got to the top. By the way I looked it up, the incline was 952m. The view I was afforded was stunning and included views of the Bay of Plenty, Firth of Thames, back towards Hamilton and Kaimai-Mamaku range.

    While I was exploring Erin had enjoyed a nap. We both now feeling refreshed enjoyed a nice pub meal to finish the day.

    Lysa XO
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