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Guilin – karst landscape, delicious goose and dangerous monkeys

Guilin – karst landscape, delicious goose and dangerous monkeys

  When you come with low expectations to a place, it’s likely you get pleasantly surprised. So it was with Guilin. A Canadian couple we had met in Mongolia had told us, Guilin wouldn’t really be worth staying long, we should quickly find our way to nearby Yangshou, which was supposed to be much more beautiful. But it turned out, the city is actually quite nice, it’s a small town (well, for China anyway, only roundabout five million inhabitants), and…

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50 Shades Of Mud: Horton-in-Ribblesdale – Ingleton – Dent

50 Shades Of Mud: Horton-in-Ribblesdale – Ingleton – Dent

  On the road again. After resting for 5 days my ankle and my toe seem better so we continue our trip up north. We decided to take things slowly for the start and made our way to Horton-in-Ribblesdale from where we would walk to Ingleton. The route was about 14km and had an ascent of 483m taking us to the top of mount Ingleborough at 730m. The route itself took us over some meadows and along some old Roman…

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Templestay at Naesosa

Templestay at Naesosa

  Korean Temples allow visitors to get a glimpse of the life of a buddhist monk through the Templestay program. It’s usually a one-night and two-days schedule, but some temples allow you to stay longer, which is what we wanted. I don’t think you can get a real impression in just around 22 hours. Also, we really felt like we could use some rest and take things at a slower pace than the last couple of weeks. After some research about the different…

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Northland

Northland

  We spent our last week in New Zealand exploring the region north of Auckland. We based ourselves in Waipu and Whangarei. There are some nice beaches, beautiful coastlines and cliffs, subtropical forests, waterfalls and exciting caves. We went to see Abbey Caves in Whangarei, but these were not as easily accessible as the ones in Waipu. Going in would have included some serious climbing, and we weren’t really prepared for that, so we didn’t enter this time. Henry still…

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Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki

  With our muscles still sour from the Tongariro Crossing, we decided not to climb to the top, but to hike around the area of the mountain’s foot, which consists mostly of lush forests.

Taupo

Taupo

  We spent the next two nights in Taupo. Mainly because of the free camp site we found: Reid’s Farm, beautifully located directly at the shore of the Waikato River. We spent the days walking around the town, hiking along the river and to the famous Huka Falls. Apparently, McDonald’s is an attraction in Taupo, too. They’ve built a dining room inside an old airplane.