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South Island Part 2

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On the road to Milford Sound :

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Crazy sheeps!

We had a really cold night in the camper-van, and the next morning was the cruise!

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We visited the underwater observatory to see some wildlife.

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Big seal on the Waipapa beach!

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The windy Slope point (The south point of the south Island):

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Some waterfalls in the bush:

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Nugget point (East cost) on a sunny day:

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Oamaru city, full of crazy things :

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The awesome Moeraki boulders :

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Christchurch city, destroyed by an earthquake a few years ago. A ghost town now under reconstruction. Full of emotions.

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And our last picture together before separation.

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After 25 days together, it's time to go on our way. I'm living by plane the next morning for Wellington, to try to find a job. It was a great adventure with a feeling of liberty thanks to our camper-van. We've seen a lot of amazing landscapes and now I have to go back to civilization!

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Posted by ChachaInAsia 28.07.2013 18:16 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

South Island part 1

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After a few hours on the ferry we arrived in Picton on the north of the south island.

Beautiful landscapes all along the road but I will not post everything!

The big and green mussels of Havelock, yummy!

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The Abel Tasman national park along the cost with its strange mushrooms.

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Cap Farewell, the north point of the South Island.

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On the amazing Whanganui beach, we were lucky to see wild seals and even touch them!

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Walk in the bush under the rain :

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Sunset on Cap Foulwind (west cost) :

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Pancakes rocks and its weird formations :

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Visit of Hokitaki, the jade city and its blue gorges :

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Franz Joseph glacier from far (I like that beany)

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The mirror lake Matheson :

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An other glacier, Fox, from closer:

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It's not so warm in the camper-van, but we are survivors! And this beautiful country warm the heart! :D

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Posted by ChachaInAsia 11.07.2013 20:22 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

North Island

First week in the campervan!

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With Amandine, Sebastien and Markus, we left Auckland in a Campervan to go to the hot water beach, where you can dig a hole in the sand to find hot springs! Then beautiful Cathedral cove on a sunny morning.

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In the Waitomo cave, we learned about the glowing worm.

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In Rotorua, I visited a Maori village. A guide explained to me how people use the thermal water. I enjoyed a tasty meal cooked in the ground oven. And I saw a tradiotinnal show.

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Lord of the Ring landscapes and hot water again.

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The impressive Huka falls near Taupo :

In the national park of Tongariro, we had a nice walk around snowy volcanos.

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Just before taking the ferry to the South Island, we visited the Te Papa museum of Wellington.

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A map of our trip so far :

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Posted by ChachaInAsia 21.06.2013 16:53 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

Auckland

Hello New Zealand!

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After 26H of travel from Seoul with a transit in China : Auckland in New zealand. This country of 4 millions people and more than 40 millions ships where June is the beginning of winter.

I wanted to work right away with my working holyday visa, but after few days, maybe because of my laziness, I choose to enjoy myself. I found 3 travelbuddies to rent a campervan and hit the road with me.

Auckland, one of its volcano and its museum.

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Posted by ChachaInAsia 13.06.2013 20:56 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

Seoul again

Bye bye Korea T_T

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Back to Seoul for a few days. I stayed in a friendly guesthouse in the nice neighbour of Hongdae.

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The first couple of days where sunny.

I visited the Changdeokgung Palace and see the Bukchon village again:

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After a lot of rain and fog but fun anyway. I had walks in the city, tasted new food in the Gwangjang Marquet and I laughed, ate and drunk a lot with some friends after their live performance. I also saw the fountain and light show of the Bampo bridge.

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And I was already time to go to the airport and spent my last wons.

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Posted by ChachaInAsia 05.06.2013 18:26 Archived in South Korea Comments (0)

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