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Baby It’s Cold Outside – South Iceland

Baby It’s Cold Outside – South Iceland

Taking the bus through south Iceland We have to say: Iceland is made for traveling by car. Taking the bus is possible, but it’s complicated and you need more time. And some places are just off limits then. And roadside stops at scenic places, too. We nevertheless gave it a trial. Only for a couple of days, in order to get the fastest possible way from West to East Iceland. We had planned a stop in Vik for two nights,…

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Offa’s Lessons: What we learned from our defeat

Offa’s Lessons: What we learned from our defeat

  Britain – Anja & Henry: 1 – 0 After Henry had slipped a couple of times and presumably broke his left toe, we called off the Offa’s challenge. We almost made it halfway through, after seven days of walking. Not bad. But we could have done better, no doubt about it, we didn’t achieve our goal of walking the whole way. Well, next time. Or not. Some lessons we learnt anyway:   Take your time – take breaks. 425…

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Offa we go

Offa we go

  Offa we go, the first part of our hike takes us from Chepstow to Tintern. Weather is dry and not to warm. There’s not really much to say about this part of our walk. The walk itself was sometimes quite challenging and took us through all kinds of beautiful landscapes. Shortly after we started our walk we met Sarah and her Grandfather from Canada, who is 83 and remarkably fit. We all had a hard time keeping up with…

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Camper’s resume – our favourite campsites in New Zealand

Camper’s resume – our favourite campsites in New Zealand

  For three weeks we’ve been living in and out of this van. I was not really sad when we gave it back – the roof leaked water, the lights didn’t work reliably and overall it was in rather poor shape. But it got us around. And at least we got a 200 Dollar refund when we gave it back and complained about it.

Wellington

Wellington

  We spent two days in New Zealand’s capital. Went up Mount Victoria for a nice view over the city, had a look at the path where Frodo and his companions hid from the Nazgul (referred to as the “Get off the road”-spot), which was slightly disappointing, since you really don’t recognize it any more and took the weta workshop tour to learn about some of the props they manufactured for Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, Avatar and some other…

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Spotted in Whanganui

Spotted in Whanganui

  The 22nd part of the Slow & Curious* series is being shot this easter weekend in Whanganui, right in front of the Aramoho Outback Campsite. Haven’t spotted anyone of the cast so far, but a few of the cars have already arrived. * the speed limit in New Zealand is 100 kilometers per hour…