New Zealand

Rangitoto Island and a Familiar Face in Auckland

The view of Auckland from the boat to Rangitoto Island After Samoa I was back in Auckland for another two days to meet my Irish friend Kelly who I had met onboard the Trans Mongolian Railway a couple of years ago. Kelly was working as an architect during the day so I was off to […]

New Zealand

Art Deco Style Napier

After having just finished my journey with Stray in Wellington I was on a bus to Napier. I had contacted some friends of friends who said I was welcome to stay with them. Carol and Bruce were in their early forties and had a beautiful house on the country side with two dogs and a […]

Biking, Cycling Trips, New Zealand, Wine Tasting, Wining and Dining

Hawkes Bay Winetasting on a Bike!

Hawkes Bay and its surrounding areas has some of New Zealands most stable climate and is therefore an ideal place to grow wine grapes. Tour operators running wine tasting day trips are plentiful, but renting a bike will save you money which instead could be used for the two to ten dollar fees that most […]

New Zealand

New Zealand’s Capital, Wellington

Even with only two hundred thousand inhabitants, Wellington manages to boast a lot of caf├ęs, bars, parks and museums. The city center has a lot of art around on the streets as well as nice places to meet, have a picnic or just relax. One of the days, despite winds and only 10 degrees in […]