Browsed by
Month: March 2015

To hell and back – Rotorua

To hell and back – Rotorua

  We arrived late Saturday evening at a campsite next to an aerodrome, the starting point for scenic and skydiving flights. We sort of crashed the campsites owner’s birthday party. A good time to arrive, he was already a bit tipsy and in a real good mood, so we got laundry service for free. The next morning it started raining again as soon as we got on our way. We originally wanted to take the tour through Hobbiton, but that’s something…

Read More Read More

Auckland and Coromandel

Auckland and Coromandel

  We arrived in Auckland on Wednesday noon with the sun shining bright. However, that changed as soon as we got our campervan and got on our way on Friday. It was raining more or less the whole weekend. We had planned hiking and walking on beaches for the weekend. We got a lot of drinking tea and watching episodes of Stargate SG 1 in our van, waiting for the rain to stop. Or at least get lesser. We did…

Read More Read More

On the road again

On the road again

  Meet our van “Britzie”, which is going to be our home for the next three weeks. We got it today and made our way out of the city. It’s old, very thirsty, only has manual window winder (haven’t seen them for a while!), and see-saws a lot on the road. But at least it has air conditioning and power assisted steering. And it got us a ten percent discount on our first night’s stay: “Oh, you’ve got one of these Britzs?…

Read More Read More

Bula Nacula!

Bula Nacula!

  After three nights we boarded the ferry again, to head north to the island Nacula. The Goodbye at Wayalailai was like the Welcome, music and singing, while the motorboat brought us back to the ferry. We had booked the next three nights in a similar resort, the northernmost one in the Yasawa island group, another two and a half hours ferry ride. You could say, it was the same but sonewhat different. Three meals a day (though breakfast was…

Read More Read More

Bula Wayalailai!

Bula Wayalailai!

  We’ve been away for a week now, really away (no internet anywhere, at least no decent connections…). So a lot of time for different things. Like lying around in hammocks, taking walks on the beach, snorkelling, swimming. Stuff like that. We visited two of the remote Yukawa Islands. The first three nights we spent on Wayalailai, a two hour ferry ride from Nadi. A small motorboat picked us up from the ferry and brought us to the beach, where…

Read More Read More