Kategorie: NZ

GBI forever

Below some more pictures from GBI, our new favourite spot in NZ. Well, so says the Reisebegleitung at least, I still rate Ohope a bit higher because there is real fruit ice cream in Whakatane, but not on GBI. 😀 Medlands Beach is simply the best, but the other views are not too bad, either.

Von christiankohl 2020-02-01 Aus

Ulysses

Things kinda got out of hand, no reliable internet for more than a week. So I’m giving up on chronological order here, switching to pure stream of consciousness. Call me James.Fuck yeah, we did some nice hiking this time. The track I’ve posted earlier, the loop track around Punakaiki, is not even an „official“ track,…

Von christiankohl 2020-02-01 Aus

Island time

Paradise exists. We’ve found it. Great Barrier Island, in the Hauraki gulf at Auckland’s doorstep. Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful. Fantasmogoric. We’re staying at the lovely Medland’s Beach Lodge, which is right on Medland’s Beach. Ocean views from the bed, beautiful sunrises. And perfect wave after perfect wave on a flat, sandy, lonely, safe beach. Doesn’t get…

Von christiankohl 2020-01-29 Aus

Greymouth, Pt Elizabeth

St. Arnaud was really good to us, I must say. Wonderful region, and the town itself is undeveloped in a nice way. Just one word of warning: Stay away, stay the fuck away, from „Dine Hard“. The worst food I’ve ever seen. Disgusting. The Alpine Lodge, on the other hand, much better food.Or take the…

Von christiankohl 2020-01-19 Aus

Nelson Lakes National Park

After a nice lunch in Nelson a short drive up into the mountains to St. Arnaud. Finally. We’d had this on our list for years now and something always came up. Well, not something, but the weather, to be precise. There was always weeks of rain and storms up in Nelson Lakes NP when we…

Von christiankohl 2020-01-16 Aus

NZ, again

Boring. Went to New Zealand again. Had fun. Nuff said.You’ve read it all before, haven’t you?BUT, and yes, it’s a capital letter but, some things are slightly different this time. First, we booked the same international flight, SIA C from ARN via DME/SIN to AKL, but we did not fly SAS from TXL to ARN.…

Von christiankohl 2020-01-14 Aus

New Zealand

No, this is not about vacation. It’s about the terrible terrorist act in Christchurch and its consequences. A couple of remarkable things: 1. Jacinda Ardern’s reaction, the empathy she has showed. Great leadership, great inspiration. Almost all other world leaders should learn from this. But never will unfortunately. Just looking at our AKK here in…

Von christiankohl 2019-03-20 Aus

Year of the Dog

We arrived at the right time, on (Chinese) New Year’s Eve. That meant some of the eatery choices were a bit limited, but even on a day like this Singapore has to offer so much … . So, we had a supernice breakfast at „Plentyfull“ (Millenia Walk) and then another great lunch at „Sufood“ (Raffles…

Von christiankohl 2018-02-25 Aus

Leaving NZ

I’ve already fallen behind again, but rest assured, you haven’t missed too much. After four very nice days in Ohope, we drove across the Island to spend our last night in Piha. I still remember very fondly the beach and the waves I was enjoying a few years ago together with my faithful Harald, his…

Von christiankohl 2018-02-16 Aus