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Time travel in Oamaru

Oamaru is a small coastal city on the South Island. It’s also the place where you can have a glimpse of the future. Well… the future as they saw it in the past that is. Oamaru is well-known in the steampunk world. Steampunk is a sort of futuristic science fiction that is also associated with…

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Off the beaten track: Duntroon’s fossil feast

In the Waitaki valley, close to the seaside town of Oamaru, lies the tiny town Duntroon. It has a café, church and some other buildings and the vanished world trail. Once upon a time the whole area here was covered by the sea and the remnants of that are still visible in the landscape. So…

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Serenity is just around the corner

Summer is coming! Well… it’s springtime and that means that it could still snow here, but there are plenty of warm, sunny days. In my last days in Queenstown I just had to get out of the house. I drove to 7 mile point. I intended to go to 12 mile point, but totally didn’t…

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Exploring the south of the south

I’m done working! For now at least. I’ve got a small budget and we’ll see how far it takes me. I can’t wait to get my van on the road and start exploring. I’m kicking off with a loop through the south of the South Island, which will look somewhat like this: Highlights on the…

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A season in numbers

Winter is over. A lot has happened and I’ve got a bunch of good memories to take with me. Here a short overview of my winter in numbers.           202.468 vertical meters on the slopes 76 days worked 5 days of training 1 certificate gained 5 visits to the pub quiz…

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Meeting some locals

A trip starts well when you begin with a scenic drive. The Chapmans peak drive is one of those. Stunning views are waiting around every corner, with changing landscapes along the route. The coastal road starting from Cape Town, takes you to Cape Point, but offers some good places to stop along the way. A…