Auckland. 12th March, 2017. Two seasoned travellers stand on the side of a road. They shake off the salt and pepper, questioning why it had been dropped on them in the first place. Now they’re just travellers. Except, they aren’t. This is their last stop… … More 48. Back for Good
… Unfortunately, short and amiable taxi rides make for very little blog content. Apologies. Who can forget the Melbourne fiasco of December 16? Clearly, all of us, quite easily… … More 47. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
Our first impressions of our new driver Si were that he was a bit mad. As it turned out, we were wrong. He was completely mad. He was however, very funny, even if that humour did play hopscotch along the line of acceptability. … More 40. Tales From The Riverbank
LAST TIME ON LETSCALLITAGAPYEAR… From behind the village walls came a drum beat and war cries, the sound of aggressive Maori warriors approaching to challenge us. Chief stood firm. A Maori canoe, a waka, appeared from around the corner and the warriors emerged… Our chief, Erik, stood in front of us with 4 other chiefs … More 39. From The Ritz To The Rubble
‘If I take one more step, it’ll be the farthest from home I’ve ever been’… Today was the day all the nerds (Im including myself so it’s okay to call them nerds) had been waiting for – we were leaving Waitomo and headed for The Shire, the Hobbiton Movie Set and the quintessential New Zealand … More 38. A Thousand Trees
Auckland fell behind us as we headed away with Rob, our new Kiwi driver, with his frankly unnervingly normal name. After Fly and Aerial we were expecting something even madder like Banana, or Donald. No such luck, but Rob seemed nice enough and set us off for our first stop of the main trip – … More 37. Going Underground
As I arrived into New Zealand with my smaller companion, to glorious views, I was understandably surprised that no-one was accepting my offer to transport a ring across the country to a mountain while I went and did some wizardry stuff. (If you haven’t seen the Lord of the Rings, don’t worry, it’s the only … More 36. Shout To The Top