Merry Christmas…

…and a Happy New Year to all of you who followed our journey this year! We are back in France, ready to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Our year has been truly wonderful. Sometimes difficult too. Being away from everyone we love hasn’t always been easy but we have been rewarded with so…

Taiwan – Half way home.

Taipei is a hub for passengers in transit and it’s not uncommon with a 10-24 h stopover. We were pretty finished after travelling trough the night but Taipei airport is quite comfortable in comparison to many other airports. And there is heaps of shopping. Heaps. And everything is pink. Like, super pink- even the check…

So long Marjut; We love you.

Getting emotionally attached to a CAR was on the list of things I did not expect to happen in 2016. But we put so much love in to making this old van into a pretty and functional home so we were really sad to let her go. We sold her to a nice French couple…

Cityfix: Christchurch

After a brilliant time in Fjiordland with all friends, nature and adventures we decided to spend the last weekend in Christchurch. Also, after your boyfriend accidentally drops you in the freezing river during a long and tough trek you deserve a city fix. And dinner. And movies, Christmas shopping, a nice warm bed in a…

Good bye Te Anau

Te Anau became with time our base camp, our New¬†Zealand hometown. We definitely enjoyed spending our time in this not too big not too small town, with very welcoming people and so close to great nature. We ended up feeling home, having our routines and favorit spots. Christine will probabely say that she will miss…

Europe and the Routeburn

One day a German a Swedish a French and two British were on a trip in New Zealand. An evening having beers with a New Zealander, the Kiwi guy mentioned this mythic trip in the mountains. No, it is not the start of a jocke, but the start of an adventure on one of New…

Gertrude the Saddle

Once Norbert was picked up and after a real feast at Jason’s we left the next day for a tramp up the Gertrude Saddle. It was our second attempt. Earlier in the year when asking for further information at the tourist information they strongly advised us not to go because it was far too risky….

Trip to Wanaka

We went back to Queenstown with Jason, Karen and Eden on a small trip to pick up two more friends at the airport: Mike and Fern. Miked lived in New Zealand for 2 years. Last time we have seen them was at their wedding in UK before leaving Europe and we were very much looking…

Boating Lake Te Anau

Jason was kind enough to bring¬†us boating around Lake are Anau for a day. It’s huge with it’s 344 square kilometres! We brought lunch and set off towards all the waterfalls and little islands, rock formations and waves. We were out all day and Julien that normally gets seasick didn’t suffer at all. I like…

Kepler track

The Kepler track has long been for us this legend that simply seemed to be something we will not be able to do. In new Zealand for tramping a “great walk” you need to reserve way in advance for your hut/campsites, thing that we of couse did not do… Then if you have a booking,…

Castle Hill…

  …Wasn’t for me. I will probably never get the thing with climping rocks in the middle of nowhere, but thats ok. We are all different. Juien drove me to Christchurch so i could… …listen to this with these people and then win som kind of team competition at two o clock in the morning….

Wanakaaaaaaaa

After meeting Norbert (my housemate in Switzerland) and his friends in Queenstown and later in Te Anau, we had our last meeting in Wanaka, a nice city with beautiful lake close to the mountains. So what a beter view of it than from a plane. However in planes there always tend to be something anoying…