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  • Waiheke Island (New Zealand)==FIRST STEPS== We arrived in New Zealand on February 5 (we were lucky, a month later and it would have been a little more complicated). We landed in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. We stayed in a cheap hostel (smelling like Posted by ChriNi in Wherever you go becomes a part of you... | Jul 5, 2020
  • it really does feel liking coming home!Since we started this trip we didn’t had too many days that we could sleep in, but now that we didn’t had a program to follow, that is just what we did, we slept in and it was great. By Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | Jun 2, 2020
  • last day driving on the long and windy roadI was just so glad that the Vodka did the trick coz I slept like a baby and the best thing of all, I didn’t even woke up with a headache. Still a bit drowsy because I am not totally Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | Jun 2, 2020
  • biking or zip lining, that’s the question?One day you get a bit depressed when you see rain, the next morning you wake up with a smile on your face when you see the sun shining. New Zealand is such a strange country and although I am Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 31, 2020
  • beauty is all around us … so why can’t I see it ???Unlike a few days before, today we had yet again an early start and this meant that with sleepy eyes I got dressed and had breakfast just like the rest of our group so that we could leave for Milford Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 31, 2020
  • another bright day in townSince we had another free day today, this meant that we could sleep in as well and that is just what I needed after a day like yesterday. After not sleeping a whole night the day before, this was more Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 31, 2020
  • today is definitely not a good day to die !!!I don’t know what happened, but although I was mentally prepared for my bungee jump since a last couple of days, somehow this night I couldn’t sleep at all. I guess the movies Tania showed me on YouTube didn’t help Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 28, 2020
  • escape from the horror that is rain!Strangely enough I slept quite alright, but in the middle of the night everything became so quite that I suddenly woke up. It seemed that the rain had finally stopped and with a smile on my face I went back Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 28, 2020
  • it’s going to be a long day on the road!Today, we were once again going to have an entire day on the road. If you really want to see things (if they don’t get cancelled here with the strange weather and all), you always have to wake up early Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 26, 2020
  • in search for some fishiesLike most of the days, sleeping in was out of the question, so today we started just like all the other days with an early rise and shine and after a quick breakfast we were on our way again. Today Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 24, 2020
  • a day of hiking through the most beautiful landscapeWhen we woke up early this morning and I noticed the beautiful blue sky, I was the happiest person on the world. It seemed that good luck was finally on our side and as soon as we had breakfast, we Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 24, 2020
  • going from north to southEarly rise and shine again, but guess what, the weather has finally changed! And for the better as well! I am so glad to see those fluffy clouds again as well as the clear blue sky. After breakfast, we started Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 23, 2020
  • windy Wellington are you sure?Another day, another early rise and shine. It seems to become a habit lately and although I don’t mind the fact of getting up early, it is the zombie feeling that I have for almost an hour later that I Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 23, 2020
  • what a day for hikingMy God, I thought it rained all night and although I expected the worse for this hiking day, by the time we actually woke up at about 8 AM and I looked through the window, I noticed it is the Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 23, 2020
  • on the road againSleeping in is truly a bliss and although we set our alarm clock early enough so that we still could snooze for a while, it really felt like we've died and gone to heaven. The same you could say of Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 22, 2020
  • what is that smell???I guess people think I am crazy when I tell them I spend the night with 32 other people, but that is exactly what happened! Although I must admit that I didn’t slept all that well. I woke up a Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 22, 2020
  • its a long, long drive!Today we had an early start, but not before we had breakfast of course and I was happy to see that there was a bit of everything to go around and unlike dinner yesterday, this brekkie was more than okay. As Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 22, 2020
  • sailing around some islandsI have to be honest, I have never slept so good on this trip till now. This is kind of strange coming out of my mouth since I am not exactly that good with boats, but somehow the rocking did Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 20, 2020
  • meeting our fellow TopdeckersAnother day, another early rise, but this time we stayed up early to do another "start to run”. After all, I wanted to become fit and this trip is as good as any other to begin with that. Today I Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 20, 2020
  • getting to know Auckland a little betterWow, it is amazing what a bit of alcohol can do to your system. I really slept like a baby and it was a pity that we had to get up so early, but we promised Katrien that we were Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 20, 2020
  • Heading back to CHCHLeaving the BOI was a little sad, especially as we probably could have done a few more things given time and money and we both agreed that when the weather was fine it would be a really great place to Posted by jason_a in due south | Apr 30, 2020
  • Maori/ Maohi?A little bit of History? My family is from the island of Borabora! but our main economy is in Tahiti. However, Bora Bora or Tahiti, we are all called Maohi (Native People of the islands) also called Polynesians. Centuries ago, Posted by moerani in A Polynesian in the World | Apr 22, 2020
  • Aotearoa/ New ZealandHi guys! New post! Today I would like to talk a bit about Aotearoa also called as New Zealand. This country is located in Polynesia, in the western part of Polynesia. Due to it's proximity with Tahiti, and direct flights, Posted by moerani in A Polynesian in the World | Apr 22, 2020
  • What is the best half-day hike in South Island?[float=left]You want to experience a real hike but can't stand walking for miles? Or maybe you don't have enough time to do one of those full-day hikes in New Zealand? Well, there is one tramp - easy, fast and as Posted by mileswithvibes in Miles with Vibes | Apr 19, 2020
  • New Zealand sans Deb and Bryan, sans campervanOur first hours ADB (after Deb and Bryan) were taken up by driving. It had been a long day of driving. We’d already gone from Taupo to Auckland with Deb and Bryan and we now had a journey up to Posted by joe90mitch in Joe and Rachel round the world | Apr 5, 2020
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