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He only went out for some milk A blurb of monstrous proportions - it was only supposed to be a couple of lines and the odd photo.

Goodbyes and Jail

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [989]

I never thought I'd end up here - I've obviously been a bad boy: riding motorbikes without a licence, speeding, not paying parking tickets, being devilishly handsome (OK that's stetching it) and being very selfish. The month with Tony went very quickly ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Christchurch and Arakoa

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Views [2016]

Christchurch immediately feels great: historical buildings, wide streets and cycle lanes, huge parks, cafes and restaurants, people punting down the river, an amazing botanical garden - it's not named the garden city for nothing. I spend a few days ... Read more >

Gallery: The Tranz Alpine Express

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Great views?
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The Tranz Alpine Express to Arthur's Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [2557]

We'd booked this train journey through the mountains awhile ago. It claims to be one of the most scenic journeys in the world - with the sort of scenery we've gone through in the last few weeks it's not too hard to believe. Our luck seems to have changed ... Read more >

Gallery: The worlds most Southern Starbucks and up to Mt Cook

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Coffee and cookie time
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The worlds most Southern Starbucks and up to Mt Cook

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | Views [3296] | Comments [2]

So who in their right mind adds several hundred km's of driving to their journey just so they can visit Starbucks!?  When Tony heard that the one in Invercargill was the worlds most Southern Starbucks his eyes lit up.  He was willing to get on a bus and ... Read more >

Gallery: Milford v Doubtful Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

you decide..
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Milford v Doubtful Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | Views [4751] | Comments [2]

Tony is sat opposite me hogging an atlas I've just borrowed as we enjoy the last couple of hours of an overnight Doubtful sound cruise. Ben our nature guide is telling us to join the 'real' world by putting down our cameras, switching off our mobile phones ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife

The Routeburn

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [864] | Comments [1]

Tony booked this Great Walk months ago - it was the only way the we could guarantee a walk in this area. Milford Sound is just too popular. Our early planning hadn't gone so far as to work out transportation for the beginning and the end of the track, ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Gallery: Routeburn

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Another Great walk?
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Middle Earth

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | Views [852]

Well - Wanaka, Queenstown and Te Anau.  The drive to Wanaka is one of the best I've ever done - simply spectacular.  I love the little town too - mountain vistas and a huge lake.  Queenstown is the adrenaline junkies centre of NZ.  Bungee, skydiving, ... Read more >

Gallery: Middle Earth

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Driving out of this world
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Gallery: West Coast

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Flies, glaciers and long long drives
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West Coast and Glaciers

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | Views [1006] | Comments [1]

Golden Bay, Greymouth, glaciers, and great big blobs of bird poo on my head.  That makes 5 times now: birds 3, bats 2, Shane 0 - we were sat outside, enjoying a well deserved cup of coffee.  The ironic thing is that Tony had offered me his seat due to ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Abel Tasman

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Views [1038] | Comments [2]

Another gorgeous sunny day and another of the amazing great walks - a coastal path through bush forest, past golden beaches and blue bays. I'm running out of adjectives and superlatives. We travel from Nelson in the morning, park our car to leave overnight ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Gallery: Abel Tasman

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Green bush, blue sea, golden beaches...
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Gallery: North to South

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Marlborough wines - yum
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North to South

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [770]

We bid goodbye to our friendly Fawlty Towers, after they have of course 'accidentally' overcharged us and 'accidentally' tried to rip us off.  We have a long way to drive today.  I say we - I'm doing the driving and Tony is playing the music and navigating.... Read more >

Gallery: Lake Wakaramoana

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Are we the only tourists?
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Lake Waikaremoana

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [1218]

It's another long drive through amazing scenery, while listening to great music and partaking in our favourite past time of taking the p out of each other.  Lake why have a banana (our only way of remembering it) or Lake W as I'll call it, is another ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Gallery: Tongariro

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Volcanoes, snow and Mt Doom
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Tongariro Crossing

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Views [1736] | Comments [1]

The northern circuit is one of the 9 great walks of NZ.  A 4 day trek past stunning volcanic peaks (Mt Doom from LOR's), azure blue lakes, sulphurous hot springs and knackered fellow trekkers.  I'll ignore the fact that my fellow trekkers are nearly ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, volcano

Gallery: Rotarua

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

I reccomend the Maori dinners - not at all touristy
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NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [3102] | Comments [1]

Mud pools, geysers, glow worms, hot spa's and the Maori cultural centre of NZ - of course i wanted to come here.  Coming here takes us through jaw dropping scenery that makes me realise England is just a little bit green, but not very much really.  The ... Read more >

Gallery: Auckland

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

One big syringe of a building
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