Days 59 & 60 (x2) – (Time) travel to Buenos Aires / (Zeit)Reise nach Buenos Aires

So much has happened in the past two (that feel like three) days! On Sunday, we drove the four hours back to Auckland to return our campervan. To be fair, we didn`t mind leaving it behind and going back to regular beds, toilets and so on all that much, although preparing our own breakfast every … More Days 59 & 60 (x2) – (Time) travel to Buenos Aires / (Zeit)Reise nach Buenos Aires

Day 56 – Half time at the Poor Knights / Halbzeit bei den armen Rittern

The Poor Knights, that’s not us – even though today marks the half time of our trip -, but a group of islands off New Zealand’s North Island. It is unclear why they are called that, one option is that viwed together they look like a poor (dead) knight lying on his back. An alternative … More Day 56 – Half time at the Poor Knights / Halbzeit bei den armen Rittern

Day 53: In which Fabian tries to drown me / Der Tag, an dem Fabian versucht, mich zu ertränken

Also, das Wichtigste für die besorgte Familie zuerst: Uns geht`s gut! Auch wenn es Fabian mit seiner “harmlosen” Rafting-Nummer fast geschafft hätte, uns im Fluss Kaituna zu ertränken. Woher sollte ich auch wissen, dass wir drei Wasserfälle runterraften, einer davon 7 m tief, Schwierigkeitsgrad 5 (von 5?) und der tiefste für kommerzielles Rafting genutzte Wasserfall … More Day 53: In which Fabian tries to drown me / Der Tag, an dem Fabian versucht, mich zu ertränken

Day 52: The great stink continues / Es stinkt weiter…

Last night, we were particularly grateful for the replenished wine pantry in our campervan. While the rain kept pouring down on us in Rotorua, we enjoyed the Pinot Noir we had bought from the Moutere Hills vineyard while we stayed in Nelson. It definitely made the weather a lot more bearable… Letzte Nacht waren wir … More Day 52: The great stink continues / Es stinkt weiter…

Day 50/51 – Warm and smelly gases / Warme und übelriechende Gase

I am saddened to report that on day 50, nothing really happened. We spent the day in Wellington, where torrential rain was pouring down all day long, so that we took care of a few necessities such as grocery shopping and working out in the gym. In the evening, we escaped the rain briefly by … More Day 50/51 – Warm and smelly gases / Warme und übelriechende Gase