Monthly Archives: October 2010

Update Part the First.

Free internet access at a backpackers is a wonderful thing, and full marks to the Green Monkey in Nelson where we’re currently staying. Lovely private double room, great host, and free cake every day – it’s like staying in a ski … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Photographs

Pics from Port Douglas. There are very few as much of our time was spent loafing.

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Tokyo photographs

We got there in the end! Here you go, a carefully chosen selection of our favourite pics from Japan – nearly a month after we left…  

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My river canyoning badge

Yesterday brought more great weather in Queenstown, so we decided to go river canyoning. That’s where you take a perfectly good – if slightly wild from the melt from ski fields – river and scramble, climb, swim, zip-line, abseil, jump, … Continue reading

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Warning: This is what happens if you leave Cas alone with a trampoline…

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To expand on the previous post…

I cannot believe just how gorgeous this country is. Our very lovely friend Julia picked us up from Christchurch airport on Friday, and since then we’ve been enjoying the Scott family’s fabulous hospitality on their farm near Palmerston on South … Continue reading

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I love New Zealand.

Fin. (will post more later plus pics 🙂 )

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My new travel rules and other random thoughts.

1. It shall not rain in Sydney. If I wanted an arched bridge in the rain I’d go to Newcastle. 2. Backpackers hostels are not suitable accommodation for more than two nights max, particularly when random Europeans insist on talking really … Continue reading

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