New Zealand – Day 12 – Coromandel town and Fletcher bay

Thursday, April 5th 2018 New day beginning with breakfast at 8:45 and some more good tips from my hosts Elena and Matthias. They recommend a tour to Fletcher bay in the north of the Coromandel peninsula. Just enjoying the drive and stop where ever I feel to stop. So I drive north, the ca. 55…

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New Zealand – Day 11 – Coromandel east coast

Wednesday, April 4th 2018 Starting the day with breakfast at the owners kitchen. A very nice variety of everything. Elena is providing me with tips for the day – where to go, what to see – and some small talk. The family emigrated from Germany to New Zealand 7 years ago. Interesting to hear how…

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New Zealand – Day 9 – Waipoua Forest

Today another small driving tour. My goal is Waipoura forest, about 100 km west of where I am staying. The forest is the largest remaining native forest in the region and home to two of the largest living Kauri trees. But first things first, there is a special public toilet in the town I am…

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New Zealand – Day 8 – Waitangi and Cape Reinga

Today the winter time starts in New Zealand. Same shit as at home – we now have an hour more – or just wake up very early. But today I am rested and I have some driving to do. Packing up all my stuff and waiting to get to check out at 8:30. Still have…

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New Zealand – Day 7 – Bay of Islands

This has been a very short night. The room was warm, the air bad and outside was much of noise. I couldn’t sleep at all. That is why I went totally crazy: I stood up at 4:15 an checked out at 4:30. My plan for today was to get the car I rented at the…

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New Zealand – Day 6 – Auckland

Waking up I hear what is going on outside… it is raining quiet heavily. Well well, let’s see. Breakfast and then packing all I need for the day. There are some spots I want to visit and I am not the biggest fan of museums so hopefully the weather gets better – I am optimistic….

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New Zealand – Day 5 – Auckland

The night is over at 4 in the morning. I am wide awake. My body tells me that it is 4 in the afternoon. Reading a little bit, trying not to wake anyone. Finally getting up at 7, taking a shower – which is very reviving – an then go out to see the city….

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New Zealand – Day 3 – Bangkok and to Sydney

Arriving i Bangkok the different climate is already kicking in. The air condition cannot hide the humidity and temperature outside. I have a few hours before my flight to Sydney and I have planned to find at least one geocache to get the souvenir and the badge on project-gc.com. The caches I chose are located…

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New Zealand – Day 1 – To Oslo

Today my holiday is starting. After packing on Saturday and getting a little bit annoyed over my big DSLR I was ready to go on 3 1/2 weeks of travel. My first flight takes me to Oslo, where I will stay one night and tomorrow I will continue for the big trip. Why one extra…

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18 hours layover in Singapore – crossing to Malaysia?

On my way back from New Zealand I will have a nice layover in Singapore. About 18 hours to explore the city. I have the option of taking a free City Tour offered by Singapore Airlines because of a layover from 6+ hours, but the times are not the best for me. I think I will…

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