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An extra four wheels

To get back to Auckland in time to celebrate Christmas with our NZ famil-Lee we had to find an alternative to cycling. Flying was an unattractive prospect and buses are still not on a full schedule after the Kaikoura earthquake so we investigated how an extra four wheels might help us. 1,616 more words

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Mastering the Art of Getting Lost in Venice

The minute I stepped foot off the bus, which was a transfer of a transfer of a transfer, I knew the city of Venice and I would be lifelong friends. 377 more words

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Riding NZ's west coast: There is such a thing as a free lunch

Last time we cycled in New Zealand we didn’t make it to the west coast of the South Island. Everything you hear makes it sound a must-see – glaciers, rainforests, beaches, quiet scenic roads – apart from the one fact that it rains there. 1,852 more words

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Photo Diary: 24 Hours in Venice

Sometimes, you just need to take a break. As much as I love my life in France, I’m the type of person that needs a change in perspective every couple of weeks or so. 276 more words

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Rather blustery days in New Zealand

Stepping onto our Air New Zealand flight from Seoul marked the return of familiarity. Announcements were in English, we understood what was going on around us and we were heading to a country we had been to (and cycled around) before, staying with friends and seeing other people we knew. 1,870 more words

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An Extreme 24 Hours in New Zealand

Extreme is probably a good word to describe New Zealand. It’s well known for its extreme tourist activities. There are innumerable opportunities to jump off something high tied to a thin piece of elastic. 1,815 more words

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The 4 rivers cycle route in Korea (we only saw 2...)

As with Japan, we never planned to go to Korea. Until we read that there is an amazing network of mostly off-road, paved cycle routes that cross costs and one of these runs almost the length of the country from Busan in the south, where the ferry from Japan arrives, and Seoul in the north, from where we could fly to New Zealand. 1,903 more words

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