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Christchurch whistlestop and a birthday spent crossing Arthurs Pass

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Views [1181]

Christchurch is another city with a really nice feel about it, I will enjoy my few days here when I come back for the rugby and to drop off the campervan at the end of June. We took the opportunity here to have a good look around and get our bearings, ... Read more >

Tags: beer, driving, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors

Farewell Spit and trying to kill the van!

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Views [1724] | Comments [2]

This morning I drove on north to get to the northern most tip of the south island, Cape Farewell. The landscape here is pretty similar to the north island still, but I did know what the Farewell Spit was made off until I got there. It is a strange elongated ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, the great outdoors, walking

Ferry across Cooks Straight and on to Nelson

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 17 May 2008 | Views [1258] | Comments [1]

This morning I was up early and off to catch my ferry. Luckily I'd planned to rise earlier than needed 'just in case' anything went wrong... and lo and behold I missed the turning from the motorway for the ferry! LMAO! It's like I knew I was going to ... Read more >

Tags: driving, on the road, planes trains & automobiles

Waiotapu Thermals, Rainbow Mountain and on to Taupo!

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [2384]

This morning I was off driving to Taupo, which is very central in the north island. On route I stopped in to visit Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. This place kicked the ass off of Te Puia for natural beauty and value for money for a visit. There is lots ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking

Waitomo Caves

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1408]

After a day in Auckland, being lazy, preparing the laptop wandering around some of the city and shopping for a few supplies I was ready to set off south. I drove 230km's today, through Hamilton and on to Waitomo, where they have some pretty good caves ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, sightseeing, walking

Melbourne to Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [6431] | Comments [1]

Yet another stupid-o'clock start and yet another uncomfy Oz Experience bus, but at least this time I had some companions already so it wasn't going to be dull! Our new driver was an older bloke called Bryan, who was a bit more sensible than Andy from ... Read more >

Tags: animals, beaches & sunshine, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, walking

Sydney to Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [2100]

At stupid o'clock I was outside the hostel in Sydney waiting for the bus, and not really knowing what to expect from this trip. I was one of the last on the bus and so was sat near the rear, which didn't really matter as all of the seats have minimal ... Read more >

Tags: animals, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking

Snorkeling on Sipadan, and the rest of my week...

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [7492] | Comments [9]

Saturday morning Andy and I met at the ferry point to go for a day of Snorkeling at one of the best dive sites in the world. Sipadan is one of a group of islands off of the south east coast of Sabah from the port town of Semporna. It had a sheer reef ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine, markets, on the road, onward planning, sightseeing, snorkeling, walking

Jungling tomorrow in Kinabatangan

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [2100]

This morning I got up, had breakfast (toast and cereals FTW) and caught the local bus into Sandakan. I checked into the Mayfair Hotel, which is super cheap and really its a hostel, but it doesn't have a restaurant or communal area. It is actually really ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

On to Kanchanaburi

THAILAND | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [1012] | Comments [4]

Last night I went back to the English pub where I blagged the poker game the night before, it had a nice atmosphere. I caught up with Sophie, who cashed out nicely from the game, and she proudly showed off her new nails courtesy of our cash, Lol! I ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

A day of grueling travel...

CAMBODIA | Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [1221] | Comments [2]

I've not had a chance to update for a little while, so hopefully I don't miss much out! (This is a long read!) Monday I got up early to travel on to Cambodia. Typically on Sunday night I met some of the nicest people I've met so far who were from ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

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