Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch and Picton – last days on the south island (NZ ~ 17.-26.11.2017)

It's really difficult to start doing the backpacker travelling again after spending these days on Stewart Island. (I promise I will stop talking about it soon.) It feels like there's nothing big left to explore and see, so I maybe set my focus on meeting people and finding even more little things like nice coffee … Continue reading Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch and Picton – last days on the south island (NZ ~ 17.-26.11.2017)

Sticky note: My oncoming travel destinations, the beauty of stories and what a crazy travelling year so far

When after a day of exploring you end up sitting on a table in a hostel or a bar with new friendly and interesting people around you just met maybe a couple of hours ago there are always a lot of stories which want to be shared. Sometimes you're lucky and even have a fireplace … Continue reading Sticky note: My oncoming travel destinations, the beauty of stories and what a crazy travelling year so far

Stewart Island – The challenging North-West-Circuit (NZ ~ 06.-17.11.2017)

Just coming back from my two hikes on the Milford and the Kepler Tracks I was excited to go further south to the third island of New Zealand - Stewart Island / Raikura. Since I got to know about the 9-11 days self-sufficient backcountry hike, the North West Circuit, I planned to do it as … Continue reading Stewart Island – The challenging North-West-Circuit (NZ ~ 06.-17.11.2017)

The Kepler Track – 4 days or 4 1/2 hours

Another walk? Yes, the Kepler Track is just around the corner of Te Anau. I literally couldn’t let that chance slip through my fingers. And one rest day had to be enough this time. Although I maybe shouldn’t have stayed that long at the Halloween party in town... During my food preparation a traveller mate … Continue reading The Kepler Track – 4 days or 4 1/2 hours

The Milford Track – the “finest walk in the world” (NZ ~ 27.-30.10.2017)

Today was the day. I got to walk the so-called “finest walk in the world” after a newspaper article released 1908 in the London Spectator. The track is so popular I booked the huts even before I had booked the flight to New Zealand itself. Crazy, isn’t it? To get a nice proper lunch before … Continue reading The Milford Track – the “finest walk in the world” (NZ ~ 27.-30.10.2017)