Category: RTW

Here I go again on my own…

… going down the roads in Taupo i don’t know. So Monday morning in Taupo back on my own travelling and staying in budget accommodation with budget food, shame I was just getting used to the nice life. I decided I would today head to the Taupo Bungy area and then on along Spa Rd. to the Huka falls walking track

Taupo for a family holiday.

Friday, up early today and of to Taupo by 9am zzzzzzz. This is a 200 mile trip from Auckland and spent most of it dozing or looking at the scenery out the window. All of us going for one reason, ok two reasons. Firstly so Grant could cycle 160km around the lake and also it meant a free

Wiawera and back to Auckland

Wednesday, I had a wander up and over one of the local hill in Wiawera. It was another lovely day and a very enjoyable walk through the forest area, which felt like I was walking through a jungle until I got to the top and there was a long grassy common, with spectacular views across

Waiwera, View to a kill for/take loads of photos

Monday, of to Waiwera. So 2 bus journeys taking around 2hours for what would take 30mins in a car 🙂 sounds like home. they day involved relaxing and enjoying looking out at the view. Along with this I also enjoyed relaxing in the thermal pool outside where Lois lives, running at a temp around 45’C direct

Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand

So I arrived from OZ on Qantas Jet from Sydney in Auckland. It was a good trip over and I watched Total Rekall [its ok]. So I arrived and saw the awesome entry gate in Auckland airport. I then went through Customs and all was good they let me in for 6 months 🙂 .

Howz That! for a final day in OZ

Tuesday  So up today and headed to the Opera house to have some Skype sessions. I then  headed of to the SCG [Sydney Cricket Ground]. This is where I spent most of the day as it was free entry 🙂 it was a really good match as well! Later on I headed back to the

Bonsai and Bondi

Monday so up early today and got of to the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. I was entering the gardens and found many people in 1950’s dress and there I was with shorts on feeling under dressed, until I discovered they were filming for a Channel 7 series, I admired the old cars and headed on to the

I Will Remember

Sunday Today I was up at a reasonable time and got myself to Martins Place for around 10:30am as this is the main memorial area in Sydney. There were around 600 people there and a lot of military personnel also. The headed of government were in attendance and also heads of military as well. It

Time to go Manly and see Palin.

Saturday Today was a trip on the famous Manly ferry from Circular Key to funny enough Manly. Manly is just shops and a beach. So I walked the beach in the surf and then saw another beach just around the corner which looked more shelter than the main beach which had a strong wind coming

A Right Royal Run

Friday Today I was up late and headed for the observatory on the way I passed the contemporary art museum where there was a big crowd was. I stopped and asked a chap what was going and he said they were all gathered to see HRH Prince Charles. I chatted for a while and about

Song and dance at the Opera House.

So I got up and sorted out the hangover around 11am zzzzzzzzzzz. I made lunch and got on the train to go up to Circular Quay and then wandered around the Opera house. I then went in got a Tour ticket and had around 45mins to play with until my tour, so I took a

The free girl, the lads, the night!

So got up around 8:30 had a shower, breakfast and then tried to get some questions answered by reception, which pretty much they could help with. So I headed on to Town Hall Sq to check out the free guided tour of the city. On the way there were a few spots of rain and

Whiskey in the Jar! Bye Bye Canberra

My Oh My, what an evening in the Transit bar under the YHA. If you go to Canberra you need to visit, best bar in town. I ended up on the Whiskey and it was very nice Laphroaig 10 year old. Couple of these’s then an American gave me an American whiskey which was nowhere

Up Up and oh a lizard and a plank!

Sunday Decided to chill out on Sunday hadn’t felt great the night before and so had a bit of a lie in. If honest felt a bit washed out and sleepy. I got up around 10 and went to the Shopping centre and had a Skype. Was nice to see each other and it helped to brighten

Its all a load of Politics

I woke up at around 7 feeling sleepy thinking I would stay in bed a bit longer. About 8.30 I couldn’t sleep any more so I got up and got on with my day. I got to ‘Parliament House’ around 10:30. It’s a very impressive building standing on top of Capital Hill. It’s actually built