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Nelson East

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  • Day53

    Maitai Valley Motorcamp, Nelson

    November 3, 2016 in New Zealand

    Unser Campingplatz für eine Nacht, nur 6 Minuten heißes Wasser, die Küche und das Bad haben um 10 am. geschlossen und ohne Wlan.
    Aber ein wunderschönes Bild, wenn man morgens aufwacht und aus dem Fenster guckt... 😍

  • Day56

    Das Zentrum Neuseelands…

    October 28, 2016 in New Zealand

    …liegt in Nelson, zumindest der Geografische. Von hier wurde das gesamte Land vermessen. Der Punkt liegt praktischerweise direkt auf einem Hügel von dem man die ganze Stadt überblicken kann. Natürlich haben wir es uns nicht nehmen lassen diesen zu besteigen.
    Am Fuß dieses Hügels liegt dann auch noch das Feld auf dem das erste Rugbyspiel Neuseelands ausgetragen wurde. Rugby ist hier Nationalsport und wird bereits im Kindergarten/Grundschule gespielt. Dementsprechend ist neben dem Gedenkstein auch gleich noch eine Tafel mit allen Informationen dazu aufgestellt.
    Ansonsten lässt sich feststellen, dass die Saison loszugehen scheint. Wir sind nicht mehr die einzigen, sondern es herrscht eine gute Belegung vor. In unserem Hostel wird deutsch gesprochen, da mehr als die Hälfte aller Gäste Deutsch sind. Die meisten sind Work & Traveler, aber auch ein paar Urlauber.
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  • Day118

    Center of New Zealand, Nelson

    January 10, 2017 in New Zealand

    Es geht weiter! Bei gutem Wetter (ca. 25 Grad Celsius) sind wir zum Center of New Zealand gegangen. Von diesem Aussichtspunkt hatten wir eine tolle Aussicht über Nelson bis hin zum Mount Arthur vom Arthur's Pass. Gigantisch! Heute Abend geht es dann zur Nordinsel mit der Fähre 🎉⛴

  • Day15

    Pretty Lazy Day in Nelson

    April 12, 2016 in New Zealand

    Today I kinda took the day off. I slept in until about 830. Eventually got out of bed and went downstairs to have breakfast. Afterwards I set out to the department of conservation. I had some questions regarding staying the night in Abel Tasman, more specifically Bark Bay because my friend Amy from last night had told me about the bioluminescence at high tide. The conservation officer told me high tide would be at three am and also that there was no guarantee that the bioluminescence would be visible (but Google it, they're so cool). After this discussion I decided I would just do a day trip to Abel Tasman tomorrow instead.

    I came back to the hostel hoping to go to sleep but Amy Selina and Robin we're awake and making crepes and asked me join them. Free crepes!? Umm yes please! We AL chipped in what we had. I chipped in peanut butter, bananas and chocolate and the Robin pitched in jam. I had one chocolate and one pb&j and they were both delicious. After my second breakfast I wandered back to the room and fell back asleep.

    When I awoke it was 115. I slowly got ready for the day. Before I left the hostel I sat down and read a book created by travellers coming through the hostel. Inside were entries from travellers from all corners of the world and each traveller wrote his or her favourite place back in their home country. The concept was so neat and I quite enjoyed the readings. There were a few from Canadians and even the people from BC had recommended the east including newfoundland and PEI. I found this quite nice to hear and now the east is definitely on my list of things to see 😊

    Around 3 I rented a bike from the hostel and set out. I don't know the last time I was on a bike but wow it is a skill that stays with you for the rest of your life. I took a quick stroll down the river before attempting to climb to th centre biological centre of New Zealand. I say attempted because after about 10 minutes of panting and sweating I decided I was not in shape to do so and turned back. I justified my laziness by remembering that the reviews didn't say it was all that great of view anyways haha.

    By the time I got down I was quite hungry again so I set out down Harvey street which is the main strip for food. Eventually I found an extreme pita and stopped there for a quick bite. The guy working was from golden bay and was moving to Wellington right away with his gf so she could pursue law. I told him he had clearly found a keeper haha. I then sat in the front window (which was open) and people watched as I had my lunch. I took to biking a bit more before finding a nice little stream part in the river. I even had some ducks come strolling through. I sat there writing this entry and listening to the water calmly flow along the rocks.

    When I got back to the hostel I just plugged my tunes in and curled into the hammock just outside the entrance. It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day despite having rain in the forecast yesterday.

    Also today the guy at the front desk used the phrase "happy days" when I rented the bike from the front. I imagine it means the equivalent of no problem and I'm hoping to introduce the phrase into my vocabulary 😊

    I went to the grocery store with Alyssa the Ontatip girl from last night. Learned she studied health science and actually has a masters in it. Later at cake time I met Matthew who was an American and was here with his wife and 16 year old daughter. He was actually living in Myanmar which is apparently like one of the craziest real Estate markets on the world right now. Like $3000 USD per month barely gets you a shitty little shack on the outskirts of town. Pretty crazy. Later I figured out I'm going to franz joseph on Thursday which is a quaint little town situated right beside a glacier so I'm excited for that. I'll try figure out my plans with queenstown and wanaka tomorrow. Now is time for sleep because I have an early morning and busy day tomorrow!

    -Terrence out
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  • Day118

    Centre of New Zealand

    January 10, 2017 in New Zealand

    Wir haben den heutigen Tag in Nelson verbracht :) Zuerst sind wir zum sogenannten Centre of New Zealand gegangen, wo wir einen Blick über Nelson hatten :) danach haben wir uns noch in den Läden in der Innenstadt umgeschaut und noch eine Weile am Strand gelegen, bevor es dann in Richtung Picton ging, wo die Fähre für die Nordinsel abfuhr :)

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