Archive | May, 2009

Rotorua

We only ended up spending 2 days in Rotorua, but we managed to squeeze a fair amount into them. Tuesday morning we spent on the “luge”. It was much more fun than we anticipated with Friedi fairly flying down the slope by our 5th go! Then a quick trip to look at some Kiwis (the […]

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Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is amazing. There are 2 underwater (hot) streams flowing beneath the beach that become uncovered 2 hours either side of low tide. Then all you need to do is search for the hot spots by digging in your feet (they change location slightly from day to day), and having found them dig […]

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga

After our 2 day stay in Whangarai we moved further north to the Bay of Islands. We stayed in the tiny little seaside town of Paihia where we visited the Treaty House where we brushed up on our New Zealand history. The next day we took a boat trip out to watch the dolphins and […]

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Whangarai and the Poor Knights Islands

Back in Auckland today after our little trip to the inventively named Northland, which is… you guessed it, up in the north of New Zealand! For the first 2 days we stayed in Whangarai and took a day trip out to the Poor Knights Islands. There we had a couple of great snorkelling sessions, at […]

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Auckland

So having survived our 13 and a half hour flight from Buenos Aires we arrived in Auckland somewhat unrefreshed early Sunday morning. Sunday was spent marvelling at how clean a city can be, how one can drink water from the tap, flush toilet paper down the loo, walk 2 minutes down the street and not […]

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What happened to Saturday the 9th of May?

Friedi and I checked in for our flight to New Zealand at 11pm on Friday, and we don’t arrive until 7am on Sunday!! I’m pretty sure the flight isn’t going to take 30 hours, so where did my Saturday go?!? To attempt to make up for apparently losing a whole day, i have scheduled this […]

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Colonia (Uruguay)

On Wednesday we visited our 7th country in South America. Colonia (Uruguay) is just an hours ferry ride across the river from Buenos Aires, so we thought it would make a good day trip. We visited a jam farm where the owner holds Guinness Records for the most pencils, keyrings, ashtrays and phone cards in […]

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111 hours by bus!

We have covered a lot of distance in the last 4 months, most of it by bus. Starting at the equator, and criss crossing the Andes all the way down to Buenos Aires is a long way to go. I thought it might be interesting to work out just how long we have been sat […]

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Twitter (finally!)

Apparently a lot of the affiliate chatter has moved from the forums to twitter, so i thought i would get myself signed up. My prefered usernames were taken (that’s what you getting for turning up late!), so ended up going for my skype username: peteranderson83 Initial impressions are very good! Let’s see if it is […]

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Boca Juniors (ARG) 3 – Deportivo Táchira (VEN) 0

Just got back from a great Boca game (Copa De Libertadores)! The stadium, supporters, atmosphere, performance, goals and the whole evening was just fantastic! Managed to get myself a Boca shirt before the game with Palermo (captain) on the back. He then went on to score his 199th and 200th (bicycle kick!) goals for the […]

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