Now that I’m back home I can finally share some of the pictures I made with my camera! Here are my favourite pictures of each country.
It had always been my intention to finish the trip with sunshine, high temperatures, beaches and relaxation. Fiji checks all of the above and is easily reached from New Zealand. After a 3 hour flight from Auckland we arrived in Nadi. We spent one night at a small resort before heading to Yaqeta island on the Yasawa Flyer, a fast daily island shuttle boat. Yaqeta was the last of the Yasawa’s to be colonised by Fijians, there is only one resort on Yaqeta (Navutu Stars) and there is a small village. Continue reading “Bula Fiji”
Being in a volcanic area means that there is a lot of geothermal activity below and above the surface. Rotorua and its surroundings are the best place to catch some of these natural occurring phenomena. We paid a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland which has several of these features packed in their 3 km round walk. The large champagne pool, boiling mud, mineral terraces and of course the distinct smell of sulphurous gas (rotten eggs) all around you. Continue reading “Haere Ra, goodbye!”
Everyone that has been to or lives in NZ probably has an opinion about which of the two islands they like most or is the prettiest. I’ve mostly heard that the South Island, with far less people than North, should be the most beautiful one. We were about to find out now that our North Island part of the trip begins. Continue reading “Exploring NZ’s North Island”
After our trip to Fiordland we stayed at a peculiar place overnight. A less touristic area, in Beaumont. Imagine a bar with a hint of a mid-west US feeling. When entering there is a guy at the counter who looks surprised and starts mumbling something which should be English but we hardly understand him, we suggest to come back after parking the car. Continue reading “Road trip diary”
7 days in New Zealand and heaps of nature and activities. We’ve met nothing but kind, enthusiastic and helpful people both on the road and locals. Here’s the first blogpost of this country on the other side of the world. Continue reading “Kia Ora New Zealand!”
In anticipation of my Fiji blog, here is a special post about my favorite food. If there was one thing I had not expected from this trip it would have been eating a lot of pancakes. Sometimes even eating pancakes on a daily basis. Well you know what they say, a pancake a day keeps the doctor away. Continue reading “The pancake diary”