Where does the time go…?

It feels like only yesterday I was letting you all know about my upcoming roadtrip around the Northern Territory of Australia and how I expected to be MIA until the end of June. It’s been around three months since I ended that roadtrip and I feel like I’ve only just lifted my head long enough…

I used to be a backpacker… honest!

I left the UK in April 2014, to commence what I though would only be a year spent backpacking around New Zealand. Little did I know that a year was never going to be enough and that, even after the two years I’ve spent here, I’m still not ready to leave this gorgeous country, which I’ve had…

Bay of Islands: Arriving in Paihia

I lasted a week in Auckland after arriving in New Zealand before managing to convince my travel companion to book a tour bus pass with me. In a toss up between Stray and Kiwi Experience, we were sold on the Stray bus and their ‘off the beaten track’ motto, especially considering they visited more out…

Auckland: a city of shine & grime

“This Dwarf on loan from Middle Earth” – by Weta Workshops @ Auckland Airport, International Arrivals This was the first picture I took upon my arrival in New Zealand. We landed at Auckland International Airport on the 25th April, 2014, and the sight of this fine upstanding Dwarf was one of the very first sights…

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