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Were off again

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Views [450]

Well, as it says above; were off again.  Back down to New Zealand to do another six month tour, pick our van up on Monday and then the fun really starts. If you get time, look in on the blog to see how it's going on the return trip. Andy & Em ... Read more >


Sum up of our trip.

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [756]

This was the first (but it will not be the last) long trip we have ever undertaken, and even with resigning from our jobs and spending 99% of our savings we are home now with absolutely no regrets.   This trip has been a real ‘eye opener’ to the both ... Read more >


Oahu, our last ‘proper’ stop.

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [586]

Well we started with the description of WOW at Fiji, and we are finishing with the same one for Oahu; WOW.   We landed after a very long but excellent flight from Auckland via Fiji refuel stop, we had been put onto a smaller than expected plane due ... Read more >


Gallery: Our final month here.

Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Port Waikato

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Our final month here. (warning it's long read)

Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [1017] | Comments [1]

All good things come to an end, as we have been told whilst here “Do not cry because it’s now over, but rejoice that you have committed effort to something you’ll truly miss”   That’s how we feel, we are making every effort to come back over here;... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Port Waikato

Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [1077]

Well, what to say about Port Waikato?   It’s small, no shops at all, almost every building is a ‘Bach’ (New Zealand holiday home) it has some of the most dangerous beach front there is in NZ, BUT and it’s a BIG BUT it’s a fantastic place!   The ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Gallery: Turangi, our base for the A1 GP weekend.

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Wanganui or is it Whanganui?

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Gallery: New Plymouth.

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Gallery: We’ve changed our route!

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Gallery: Rotorua or ‘stinkvilla’

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Gallery: Relaxing at Kahoe

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Karangahake Gorge.

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [1001]

We had decided to return to the Northland area for our final 5 weeks in New Zealand, on the way we thought we would stop into the Golden Owl hostel again, at the old Gold mining town of Karangahake.   On the way up to our hostel Em & I thought ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Rotorua.

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [601]

Despite the awful smell this place has, we had planned to return while in the area to book our hotel for the last part of our trip; Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands.   With that done on the afternoon we arrived it was time to book the other reason we ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Turangi, our base for the A1 GP weekend.

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [1065]

We were staying at Turangi and taking the 40 min’ drive to the Grand prix circuit due to the fact that Taupo was fully booked out all weekend, everything was taken; the locals were even letting out the houses for some extreme prices.   We really didn’t ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Wanganui or is it Whanganui?

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [752]

Well the City is Wanganui and the River and district is Whanganui, as if the place names were not hard enough for us to pronounce and understand.   We arrived at the large Victorian Hostel to find a lovely room over looking the River, which is affectionately ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


New Plymouth.

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [776]

New Plymouth , almost the namesake of our home in the UK ; Plymouth .   A lovely city, on the Edge of the Tasman Sea and overlooked by Mt Taranaki; the Volcano we had seen from the South Island walk up Mt Stokes.   We arrived around ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


We’ve changed our route!

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [724] | Comments [1]

We’ve changed our route for the next few stops, when we were passing through Taupo we heard that the A1 Grand Prix is being staged there next weekend.   Both Em and I really enjoy F1, so we thought we would treat ourselves to a weekend at the races;... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Rotorua or ‘stinkvilla’

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [607]

Well we were warned, but bl**dy hell this place just stinks!!!!!!!! Don’t worry; it’s not the state of the city that makes it smell so bad; it’s the massive amount of Thermal activity that is present here.   This is the first non BBH Hostel that ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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