Back into the craziness Kathmandu and it wasnt long before I was wishing I was still high in the mountains where it was a bit cooler and quieter! Kathmandu is a dusty, hot jumble of people, motorbikes and stray dogs. … Continue reading Exploring Old Kathmandu
After a pleasant “rest day” yesterday it was time to get back into hiking higher towards Base Camp. This morning brought another magical view from my windows. The mornings were so crisp and clear that all the mountain peaks surrounding … Continue reading EBC Trek – Namche to Tengboche
I won’t lie – today we all woke up with a ripper hangover. Thank you very much Nelson and your delicious wine. After a shaky and slow start we left Mimi in the New World car park for a little … Continue reading Day 10 – Coffee, Op-shops and the World of Wearable Art Museum.
For a day that we had made absolutely no plans for, it turned out to be one of our busiest and jam-packed days! After saying our goodbyes to Pancake Rocks with one final selfie, we jumped back in Mimi and … Continue reading Day 9 continued – Seals, New Zealand’s longest swing bridge and camping at a supermarket.
We made it to Greymouth with just enough daylight to suss out our free camping spot for the night. Using the Jucy app yet again (this thing was a lifesaver!) we found a secluded spot by the beach just outside … Continue reading Day 9 – A wild night at the beach and pancakes at Pancake Rocks.
After our slightly creepy visit to Tekapo, we were more than pleased to be driving away. Passing through teeny tiny, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it towns, we searched for a place to camp for the night. The Musterer’s High Country Accommodation caught our eye … Continue reading Day 8 – Rustic style camping and eating our bodyweight in cheese and chocolate.
Sometimes when travelling, you build up a high expectation of a place and when you finally arrive your past illusion is shattered by reality and you leave feeling a little let down. We were en route to Lake Tekapo where the … Continue reading Day 7 – Tekapo, not quite what we expected.
I don’t think I went into enough detail about our night at Lake Hayes. It was so much lovelier than the small paragraph I gave it in the previous post so I’ll try again – lets just rewind back to … Continue reading Day 5 – Free Camping At The Prettiest Spot In NZ and A Morning In Arrowtown
Waking up with a teeny tiny headache (ha!) K and I decided to work off yesterdays gluttonous efforts by making the trek up to the Skyline Gondola. Most normal people just ride the gondola up to the top and enjoy … Continue reading Day 4 – Hiking, Helicopters and Whole Lotta Snow.
We woke early after our night of serenity at Deer Flat. Washing our faces in the frigid water of a nearby stream (a glacial facial, you’re welcome) taking in our incredible surroundings, we had one of those ‘what is life’ … Continue reading Day 3 – A very public breakfast and the Fergburger experience.