Castle Hill

Castle Hill is a world renown place for bouldering. And guess what, it ended up on our route. So I took two afternoons for bouldering on those great limestone formations. The landscape was amazing and the climbing really nice even though most of the problems where high and scarry. I met those three other climbers…

A trip on the West coast of NZ

After spending some time in Te Anau which became our base, we decided to roll the west coast of New Zealand. The coast can somehow be geographically compared to the west coast of south america, having all the mountains compared to the flat and empty east coast. We took off north through the desert-like landscape…

Bitch food [bittsfuud]

To endure a tougher trek it’s essential for me to be under the influence of either caffeine, sugar, or wrath. As a caffeine overload in the midst of forest may lead to unwanted complications (I don’t feel the need to draw you guys a picture here) and Julien is generally a nice person that cause…

Milford Sound

The road from Te Anau to Milford Sound is a spectacle for the eyes. Mountain after mountain. Untouched and unforgiving. You feel exposed and tiny. An endless amount of waterfalls runs down the steep walls and the only thing levelling the gravity of being there is the funny Kea birds trying to steal your food….

Mt Titirua

Looking for hiking advices at Jason’s is always a tidius thing to do. We have heard of stories where a group led by him had to go through very hard times in steap and snowy mountains, needing to bivouac because of heavy snow and a lot of tears. But also that some of the best hikes…

On the way to Te Anau

After our bad luck good luck in Kaikoura, we directly cruised to Te Anau. The way there was pretty long (more than 1000 km), but really enjoyable! We stoped at many occasion to take in the beautifull views. Also we made a break at lake tekapo with its impressive color, sureal blue. It was so…

Kaikoura

On our way to the south we decided to stop in Kaikoura, as we were not sure to come back north. This was a wise decision according to the recent events there. Kaikoura is situated on a beautifull coastline between snowy peaks and turquoise water. The place is touristic but small and very enjoyable. It…

Abel Tasman

After crossing from the north island to the south island we decided to explore the famous Abel Tasman national park. A tramp (hike in kiwi language) is following the coastline and takes 3 to 4 days. However we were not too keen on spending a lot of money on campsites and be part of an…

Welcome to Wellington.

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand in the south part of the north island is said to be one of the most lovable cities in the country. It’s also said to have more restaurants per capita than New York – however this is accurate or not we can’t say but there are plenty of fun…

A glass of wine in Martinborough

We are hovering around. Planless. Content but curious. We do what we feel like doing. There’s infinity of time for hiking, building (improving Marjut),  exploring cities, thinking, writing or  eating. We do a lot of eating. That’s a nice thing to do. We felt like drinking wine, so we drove to Martinborough a lazy Saturday…

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

They say that on a good day, Tongariro Alpine Crossing is the best one day trek in New Zealand but it is, a fair weather trek. We were told that we would have about 40% visibility due to weather and wind and it’s a steep seven hour walk. All in all we had a really…

Baby animals

On the road from somewhere to somewhere, the coffee cravings kicked in and we saw a little coffee sign on the side of the road. We entered the long and narrow gravel road that would lead us to what we thought would be a normal off road  cafè but it was so much better! Chickens…