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The Cost of Backpacking New Zealand

The Cost of Backpacking New Zealand

The one thing that concerned me the most when I decided go to New Zealand was what the cost of backpacking New Zealand would be. Flights, accommodation, transport and activities – would I have enough money? So to save you time trying to source information from all over the web, I have compiled it all for you in one place. Remember that the prices I give are subject to change and costs are in New Zealand Dollars. It’s also better…

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Godley Head Track, Christchurch

Godley Head Track, Christchurch

After a week that produced rain on a biblical scale, the weekend arrived. “Have I woken up in a different country?” I asked myself.  The cool air breeze and the sun shimmering through the trees, had given the morning the feeling of a spring day. Just when you think winter is coming the unpredictability of New Zealand weather system strikes again. Although it was for the better this time. So with the pleasant surprise of a glorious day what do…

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Why New Zealand is the Best Country for Backpacking

Why New Zealand is the Best Country for Backpacking

Yes this may be a bold statement, but there are many reasons why New Zealand is the best country for backpacking. Although relatively small, New Zealand can seem larger than life as it has some of the most dynamic and diverse landscapes on the planet. With the sense of adventure that is thrust upon you from the minute you land, you get the feeling that New Zealand was created for backpacking. People from all over the world come to visit…

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How to save money for 5 months travel?

How to save money for 5 months travel?

2016 and 2017 have just been incredible. So much travel, so many flights. In fact I have been on so many different forms of transport its unbelievable. It has been a year of discovery that’s for sure. I’ve managed to tick a good few countries off the bucket list. Five months traveling around Southeast Asia : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. Back to New Zealand for a couple of months to work and save up some more money,…

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Top 5 Places to Visit in New Zealand

Top 5 Places to Visit in New Zealand

As my time in New Zealand is coming to an end for the time being I thought I would have a look back at my 5 top places to visit in New Zealand. 5. Cape Reinga Often overlooked when people come to New Zealand, as it is a little out-of-the-way, but if you have time you need to visit. Located at the very tip of the North island you can take a walk down to the lighthouse and look out…

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Well departure date will be here soon so I thought I would share a little of my itinerary for Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur. Coming to Kuala Lumpur is more or less an extended stop over to break up that long flight. Only spending a few days here as I am going to Myanmar as a priority to try and miss the monsoon season. Fingers crossed! I will be returning to Malaysia later in my travels. Myanmar (Burma) Traveling to Myanmar is…

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Almost time

Almost time

Although I have been in New Zealand for the past 2 years I have not really thought of it as travel.  Work has had a lot to say about that.  But now I have decided to quit my job, de-clutter my life and head off to Southeast Asia with nothing more than the bag on my back. Why now at the age of 29? Am I just bored with the same mundane Monday to Friday work? Maybe I’ve realized that…

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