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One Simply Does Walk Into Mordor: Tongariro Crossing

Ever since I first came to Taupo a month or two ago, I’ve been mentally preparing myself to do the Tongariro Crossing. The crossing is rated as the best day walk in the world and at 7-9 hours long, it seemed a bit daunting. 418 more words

Mini Excursion

On the bus we were offered the activity of going on the sailing boat on Lake Taupo, an activity we were offered on the Southbound bus but the boat was too full meaning some of us couldn’t do it. 851 more words

Tongariro Proves Fiery Too

Mt Tongariro – long considered a peaceful neighbour to the rowdy Ruapehu – is much more fiery than we ever realised, says a scientist sharing new findings today. 449 more words

New Zealand

Glaciers, Volcanoes and the World's Adventure Capital

– “I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more” –

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), The Proclaimers

It was actually only 19.4km (or around 12 miles)  but nevertheless this was the song playing in my head while walking the beautiful but exhausting Tongariro Alpine Crossing on New Zealand’s North Island. 1,108 more words


Auckland to Wellington on a bus - why not?

Song of the day: Michael Buble – Home

I was required to go down to Wellington on short notice; thus, with even a Jetstar airfare surmounted to ~$100 one way, catching an Intercity bus seems like a much better deal, despite the challenge of sitting on a bus for 10 hours straight (?!?) It wasn’t the first time I took this bus, previously I took the night ride thinking that I could sleep through that 10 hours and wake up at 7am upon Wellington’s dawn. 254 more words

Life Rant

Two years today.....

Today marks two years since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

I was young – only 27, on the trip of a lifetime, living in London when my dream hit the biggest road block I had ever encountered. 1,093 more words