After the lovely Wanaka, where we’d enjoyed some lovely warm weather and sweaty trek up Mt Iron, it was time to head to the notoriously wet, West Coast of the South Island. Time to see the Fox Glacier! Read More
Next up on our tour of the beautiful South Island was Wanaka. We had an early start from Queenstown and a longer journey heading North up the West side of the island, so we didn’t arrive in Wanaka until the afternoon.
So we quickly found our hostel. We were staying at the Flying Kiwi Backpackers (great name) which was a really sweet and quiet place, slightly away from the main town. Read More
During our stay in the South Island – I was adamant that we had to get down to the Milford Sound. And I definitely wanted to include a cruise.
It was one of my absolute MUST do things in New Zealand. So here’s how we got on, with my Milford Sound Eco Tour review.
We had to take a bit of a detour to do the Milford Sound. As our backpacking trip we were looping clockwise around the South Island. It meant that we had to travel down to Te Anau, and then do the tour as a day trip from there. We then travel back up to Queenstown to continue up the West coast of the island. Read More
Now that Halloween is outta the way, and our American brethren have had their first Turkey day of the year, it’s well and truly Christmas season!
With Christmas on the horizon here’s my top 10 gift ideas for a travel addict close to your heart. Read More
After a relaxing break in Queenstown, we had an early start on our trip down to Te Anau. I have no idea how one is supposed to pronounce that by the way. Anyone? Te Anau is the closest town to the Milford Sound (which was my main reason for going there to be honest) and known as the gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Read More
On arrival, we quickly noted that it was a bit chillier than we’d experienced before, and quite foggy. Interesting.
We then somehow (using my very tenuous internet connection) found our way from the bus stop, down the lake side to out hostel. (Have I mentioned, along with every other visitor to NZ who has probably said it, their internet is CRAP!) Read More
After a spectacular time in Kaikoura and the beautiful hiking around the Peninsula, it was time for a change of pace. So we hopped onto our booked Intercity bus and took the journey from Kaikoura to Christchurch.
Again the journey followed the east coastline, and there was some definite swaying involved on the coach. It was a little nauseating!
Driving into Christchurch for the first time was quite daunting. Read More
Hi all! This week I’ve taken part in a little Q & A as a Cambridge Eyewitness, about my lovely home town: Cambridge, UK.
Among all the travelling I’ve crammed in the last few years, Cambridge has always been the home I come back to. I’ve lived close to the city since birth, studied here for 3 years, and worked in the city. Off and on between my Working Holidays anyway. And I’ve now been living in the city center itself for almost a year, so I feel I know Cambridge quite well. Cambridge is a beautiful city, with so much more to offer than just the colleges. (Lovely as they are.)