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.Read More
In this post I go through in detail the steps of applying for a Working Holiday visa for New Zealand, in and outline everything that may be of importance before you go and after you have arrived!Read More
A Spiritual Centre of the Universe, a boulderer’s wet dream, castle ruins… A loved sight has many names, as the Swedes would say.
Check out the final destination of my South Island road trip.
I really only have one point on the agenda of my visit to The Adventure Capital of the World, and it does not include any type of adrenaline boosting activity. Instead, something way more up my alley. Burgers! Vegan Burgers!Read More
Truth be told, I did not think Auckland was going to make such a big impression on me. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is plenty to see and do in the city. Better yet, there is A LOT of vegan grub to eat along the way! This post will guide you through how to make the most out of 72 hours in Auckland.Read More
Two young girls walk past us as we are getting ready to go paddle boarding at Tata Beach.
"Look, Hippies!", one whispers theatrically to the other, that quickly hushes her friend.
It is probably meant as somewhat of an insult, perhaps something they have mimicked from their parents, but I feel more like "life goal - achieved" as we make way down to the sand dunes. Walking barefoot in my floral sarong.Read More
“I am travelling all wrong. I get the realisation after a few hours in Rotorua. It has been a few nights in a Wellington dorm followed by seven hours on a northbound bus. Now I feel tense, fatigue, and antisocial. It is as a walking raincloud that I check in to... yet another hostel dorm.”
Thoughts on restoration for the travelling introvert.Read More
Stretch your legs out in front of you on the sofa, balance a steaming cup of coffee on the armrest and watch an art-house roll unfold on the big screen ahead. It is not just because I have spent the past week in the backseat of a car that Paradiso is my most comfortable cinema experience ever.Read More