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Milford Sound in usual weather conditions

When I booked the Milford Sound tour I knew already that the west coast of the south island is the rainiest region in New Zealand. I knew, and in spite of that, I booked the tour. 902 more words


Queenstown, Glenorchy and Middle Earth

Queenstown and Milford Sound (the most famous fjord in New Zealand) had been on my plan from the very beginning. Glaciers and fjords were my main interest in the South island. 1,005 more words


Playing hide-and-seek in Franz Josef Glacier

Have you ever played hide-and-seek with a glacier? 

Of course they cannot move, but that does not mean they cannot hide. They can, and pretty fast. 1,244 more words


TranzAlpine: introduction to New Zealand

Two days after landing in New Zealand I took the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth. The TranzAlpine is considered one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world, and it was a good introduction to the New Zealand South island: breathtaking scenery, mountains and rivers, incredibly green grass and deep blue water, sheep and cows, and a fast-changing, unpredictable weather. 574 more words


Nelson Lakes

Our last days before leaving the South Island.

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Golden Bay House Sit

After spending ten days stranded on a mountain, I decided I needed to write a novella about it so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. 652 more words

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