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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day68

    Day 68: Half way the world trip.

    September 26, 2016 in New Zealand

    Holy shit 😆 if this is half of the time... so much more is coming. I am really amazed by how quick things appear to pass by and feel so long ago at the same time. The main reason for this blog was exactly because of this. I seriously have to think back for wat was 2 months ago but feels like a year ago at least. Moskou.... was that this year? Uzbekistan and Kazachstan feels like I was there a long time ago and that I rushed through it in days while it actually was almost 2 weeks. From Japan and Kuala Lumpur on I found that the social experience became more and more pleasant which results in not only memorable sights and adventures but also memorable people and the stories of their experiences. This means more information to process and remember what makes it feel to stretch the timeline from days into weeks and months. Australia was the start of a totally new way of travelling. I planned to backpack and didn't expect it to be such a social thing. The hostels really help, you meet young travellers and they are in for the same things as I am. Sightseeing, daring activities and party. The perfect mix and that's why it went by so quick but seemed so long ago. I loved every part of it.
    Now back to New Zealand: We woke up in Levin or somewhere near it 😉, and moved to Wellington to catch the Ferry and go ASAP to the South Island. We tought going early would give us a change the same day but it had to be the next morning. Our 6,6m long Camper didn't fit today😕. No problem, camp in the middle of Wellington and find a supermarket to fill up our food supplies and some outdoor shops to gear up better for this rainy weather. A relaxing day but still a little tired from the tough hike yesterday. We had some things to celebrate including me being halfway but more to finishing off our North Island journey together with some more romance. The Italian Veni Vidi Vici was a perfect place to do this. We had a lovely time and slept even peacefuller. Be with peace and sleep well, I am ready for the next half 😆.
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  • Day111

    Auf nach Weihnachten

    December 21, 2016 in New Zealand

    Wir verlassen Wellington Richtung Weihnachtsquartier im Tongariro Nationalpark. Hier haben wir bis zum 26.12. ein Haus gemietet, denn wir wollen die angeblich schönste Wanderung der Welt machen, den Tongariro Alpine Crossing! Vor einigen Wochen haben wir dieses Gebiet "links liegen gelassen"- das Wetter war so mies, dass an wandern nicht zu denken war. Es fährt dann auch kein Shuttle zum Wandereinstieg, die Wanderung ist dann zu gefährlich. Nun hoffen wir natürlich auf bessere Bedingungen!
    Also gehts zügig los, wir fahren das erste mal seit Wochen durch Flachland! Wird schnell langweilig - Dirk schläft schön 😉!
    In einem Dorf namens Otaki stoppen wir, denn wir sehen Handtaschenläden! Wir haben Glück: Einmal die Mainstreet hoch und runter laufen, alles angucken und im vorletzten Laden einkaufen - Silvester kann kommen!
    In Manakau kaufen wir am Wegesrand ganz viel leckeres Obst und Gemüse und machen dort auch gleich Picknick mitten im Geblühe 😀! Wir dekorieren noch rasch das Auto und weiter gehts.
    Aber nur bis Levin, da ist Toilettenpause. Nun fahren wir mal ohne Pause viele Kilometer bis Wanganui, wo wir unseren Weihnachtswochenendeinkauf machen, denn hier entdecken wir einen schönen großen Supermarkt!
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