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Days 353-355 Fiordland

December 13, 2015 - Going up Northwest into Fiordland the scenery quickly changes and we are in the mountains again. After Te Anau the road...
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Days 348-352 Southland

December 07, 2015 - Going further South from Dunedin only one region is left: Southland. More precisely the Catlins, a quiet backcountry tha...
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Days 344-347 Oamaru & Dunedin

December 05, 2015 - On the way East back to the coast is a natural attraction on private land: The Grey Cliffs. The generous landowners allo...
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Days 340-343 Into the Southern Alps - Part 2

November 24, 2015 - The Canterbury High Country is all about mountains and lakes. Two lakes especially. The first one is Lake Tekapo, surrou...
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Days 340-343 Into the Southern Alps - Part 1

November 20, 2015 - Finally it was time to get a close look at the Southern Alps. Going West from Christchurch you eventually pass two bridg...
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Days 334-339 Banks Peninsula & Christchurch

November 16, 2015 - Coming down from Kaikoura there is a very interesting accomodation option in Waipara. The Waipara Sleepers, some histori...
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Days 330-332 Kaikoura

November 07, 2015 - Coming down the East coast Kaikoura is a must see place, famous for its abundant marine life. Whales, dolphins, seals, a...
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Days 327-329 Marlborough

November 03, 2015 - With the app released work was finished for now and it's time to travel again. So let's hop over to the South Island. Th...
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Days 112-326 Winter

November 02, 2015 - So winter was approaching and it was time to find some work. I decided to stay in Wellington because I heard there are m...
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Days 106-111 Taumarunui

May 30, 2015 - The Forgotten World Highway ends in Tauramunui, starting point for many activities. One is the Timber Trail, a mountain...
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Days 102-105 Stratford Part 2

May 15, 2015 - Stratford itself has a rich history. It is named after the birthplace of Shakespeare and nearly all the streets are name...
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Days 102-105 Stratford Part 1

May 05, 2015 - After a stormy night at the campground near Mokau the next stop was Tongaporutu where the beach is a stunning sight at l...
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Days 99-101 Waitomo & Te Anga

April 27, 2015 - Back in Te Kuiti, but this time better prepared with a pre booked Black Water Rafting tour into the Ruakuri cave. Good f...
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Days 96-98 Taupo & Tauranga

April 16, 2015 - After a couple of days in the wild another tourist hot spot is again tolerable: Taupo The Huka Falls are famous for the...
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Days 93-95 Urewera National Park

April 11, 2015 - After all the tourist crowds in and around Rotorua it was time for quietness and nature again. A good 150km from Rotorua...
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Days 89-92 Rotorua - Part 3

April 08, 2015 - What's the most well known tourist attraction in New Zealand? Right, Hobbiton, so let's go there. In the middle of nowhe...
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Days 89-92 Rotorua - Part 2

April 04, 2015 - Very close to Wai-O-Tapu is the Rainbow Mt and as you can guess from the name it features some nice colored rocks: Ro...
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Days 89-92 Rotorua - Part 1

March 30, 2015 - The first thing in Rotorua that you notice is the smell. The smell of sulphur everywhere. The town is in the middle of a...
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Days 84-88 Northland - Part 3

March 25, 2015 - As already indicated in the last post there is a alternative way back down from the Te Paki Sand Dunes if you have seen...
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Days 84-88 Northland - Part 2

March 21, 2015 - Not very surprisingly while moving further north there are more waterfalls and walks. Starting the day with the beautifu...
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Days 84-88 Northland - Part 1

March 16, 2015 - This entry could also have the title "How much can you do in two days?" Starting off with Muriwai Beach (technically st...
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Days 77-83 From Turangi to Piha

March 12, 2015 - After a multi-day trek what can you possibly do the next day? Right, let's go for another walk. Just a small one around...
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Days 75-76 Tongariro Northern Circuit

March 04, 2015 - The Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of New Zealand's Great Walks with a length of 43 km. Located South of Lake Taupo i...
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Days 73-74 East Coast

March 03, 2015 - Driving down the east coast to Napier there are many fabulous bays to explore. In the Tolaga bay is the longest wharf of...
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Days 69-72 East Cape

February 25, 2015 - Good Morning World! This was officially the first sunrise in the world on 4th Feb 2015. Seen by the lighthouse at the E...
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Days 66-68 Whakatane

February 22, 2015 - After Waihi I went to Whakatane where I booked a White Island Tour but first a nice walk was waiting for me: The Kohi Pt...
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Days 54-65 Waihi - Part 3

February 21, 2015 - I already talked about the strong mining background of Waihi. The first mining operation started in the late 19th centur...
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Days 54-65 Waihi - Part 2

February 14, 2015 - From Waihi the Coromandel peninsula is easily accessable so we did several trips up there on both sides. The first one o...
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Days 54-65 Waihi - Part 1

February 13, 2015 - I already mentioned that my relatives in Waihi are quite distant and it took some time and a call to my grandmother to s...
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Days 47 - 53 Auckland

February 04, 2015 - After just about 22 hours with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur I reached in Auckland. The trip was rather unpleasant due to a...
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Days 42-46 Roadtrip to Madras

February 03, 2015 - My flight out of India approached very quickly so we had to start out for Madras. On the way southwards we spent another...
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Days 39-41 Bhoramdeo

January 20, 2015 - After a nice countryside drive from Kanker northwards we reached the Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat: The surrounding hills...
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Days 27-38 Kanker Part 2

January 17, 2015 - We met some very interesting people in Kanker, among others an artist who makes a living with wood carvings. Over the co...
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Days 27-38 Kanker Part 1

January 16, 2015 - After leaving Hyderabad we started out for our next destination Kanker, but it was soon foreseeable that it would not be...
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Days 23-26 Boulders, Hampi & Hyderabad

January 15, 2015 - After driving the whole day and after a long search on narrow roads between rice fields we reached the Boulders Resort n...
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Days 20-22 The Hermitage Guesthouse

January 13, 2015 - We continued our journey to Karnataka, where we had to drive on disastrous roads and then for about 3 km off the road st...
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Days 11-19 Goa - Part 2

January 03, 2015 - Besides the already mentioned good food there is a lot more in Goa to enjoy and discover. The coastline is mainly popula...
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Days 11-19 Goa - Part 1

December 29, 2014 - I've never seen so sound streets in India as on the way to Goa. All with proper markings and countless street signs and...
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Days 9-10 Ganapatipule

December 27, 2014 - On our further way we passed by the most beautiful city of Mahad, which was found as one of the ten most polluted places...
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Days 7-8 Janjira

December 26, 2014 - Today we had our first casualties on the road. Two enemy contacts which resulted in a slightly damaged side mirror and a...
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Days 4-6 Matheran

December 10, 2014 - Our next stop was Matheran, a hill station on a plateau near Bombay. It was discovered and developed by the British to b...
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Days 2+3 - Bombay or Breakfast in the afternoon

December 09, 2014 - After sleeping for more than 11 hours I was well rested and only needed a little patience to wait for the breakfast. At...
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Day 1 - Arrival or The Death of an Elephant

November 29, 2014 - After I got out of the airport and met my dad I was very excited to see his new car. Apparently the old White Elephant h...
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Day 0 - Departure or Real nerds start counting at 0

November 28, 2014 - I started my long journey at the Terminal 1 Munich Airport. Apparently on Thursday Evening there are no more than 1-2 fl...
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