A visit to Hobbiton: Is it worthwhile?

A visit to Hobbiton: Is it worthwhile?

While New Zealand, naturally, is packed with film locations from the Lord of the Rings series, there is one that rules them all. Eh, I mean, there is one that might be of particular interest for fans of the series, namely Hobbiton outside of Matamata on the north island.

… But is it really worth a visit? Here a penny for my thoughts.

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Driving around New Zealand's South Island: A 10 day itinerary.

Driving around New Zealand's South Island: A 10 day itinerary.

My pennies on how to best plan a self driving itinerary around New Zealand’s south (and also best, in my humble opinion!) island — particularly useful for my fellow introverted travellers. Features a full itinerary of my own road trip in March 2018, campsite suggestions & top sights.

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A 10 Day Slow Travel Itinerary for Taiwan.

A 10 Day Slow Travel Itinerary for Taiwan.

A 10 day slow travel itinerary as based on my trip there earlier this year. A taste platter of sorts!

This post will guide you through notes on vegan Taiwan, budget, useful resources as well as the full 10 day itinerary with accommodation and activities.

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The Old Postal Route between Bøur and Gásadalur.

The Old Postal Route between Bøur and Gásadalur.

Up until 2004, before they dynamited their way through the mountain to make a tunnel, this was the only way to access the small village of Gásadalur - making it one of the last places on the islands to be accessible by road. The hike that we are making today, The Old Postal Route, gets it name from just that. Three times a week the poor postman would have to climb the hill to deliver mail to the villagers.

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