Hills and Hot Springs: Taupo and Wellington

Our whirlwind tour of the North Island has come to an end, and we have spent the past three days hurtling south in order to get to Queenstown in time to start our three-day Routeburn hike. It’s been a surprisingly enjoyable few days. You wouldn’t think [...]

2017-08-11T08:23:10+00:00 April 25th, 2017|New Zealand, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Hills and Hot Springs: Taupo and Wellington

Geysers and Gandalf: Rotorua and Hobbiton

Rotorua. Famed for incredible geothermal activity, geysers, and smelling like eggy farts. Aren’t my descriptions evocative? Though the intense sulphuric odour was more than a little off-putting, it signified more than a bad smell and a tourist attraction. Apparently some local people use the underground steam [...]

2017-08-11T08:25:05+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|New Zealand, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Geysers and Gandalf: Rotorua and Hobbiton

Mud and Mishaps: Auckland and Waitomo

When I last left off, I had just arrived into New Zealand with a terrible hangover. From that point on, the mishaps only continued. We had a lovely couple of days in Auckland, visiting nearby Waiheke Island and wandering round the city. However, we did end [...]

2017-08-11T08:27:01+00:00 April 20th, 2017|New Zealand, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Mud and Mishaps: Auckland and Waitomo

A First Foray into Farming in Australia

It's been an interesting couple of weeks. I've been a bit quiet on the travel diary front, but I've been working on some other blog stuff in the mean time. In case you missed them, I wrote a Gap Year Gift Guide and a Guide to Australian [...]

2017-08-11T08:55:46+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Australia, Travel Diary|Comments Off on A First Foray into Farming in Australia