Apr 252007
Maps, dont'cha just love 'em

So it’s back to whatever little planning I try to do.  I’m now swapping between a fantastic hand drawn map a Japanese girl gave me on my bus trip from Alice Springs to Adelaide, and my YHA map of NZ’s North Island.  Superb. NZ road trip (ahem) ‘planning’.         Japan anyone? How […]

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Apr 242007

My first night back in Wellington I went out for a fantastic Japanese meal at Kazu Yakitori & Sake Bar as Kirsty’s felt I needed an intro before hitting Japanese shores.  Check the website out for the menu – fantastic.  We then went along to a great bar – the Good Luck bar which had a […]

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Apr 232007
Haast to Franz Josef via Fox Glacier

Being that it was so cold I awoke early at 0715, helped by the hiking group getting organised.  There was ice on the windscreen, and a magic dawn fog carpeting the valley which made a pretty atmospheric drive over to Haast on the coast. (Picture : Bruce Bay beach) I pushed on stopping at a Bruce […]

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