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Beautiful Dunedin

The first city worth visiting after all the small places I saw for the past week or so was Dunedin. It has an interesting history and fascinating architecture.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 14, 2005

New Zealand

Seasickness on Stewart Island

At the far south of New Zealand, literally where Highway One ends, you can catch a ferry to Stewart Island or Rakiura for a good hike.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 10, 2005

Magnificent Milford Sound

I ended up taking a daytrip to Milford Sound. My best advise for a budget traveler is to save every penny you have and head down – it’s worth it!

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 8, 2005

Queenstown from the air

Before I share the story with you about offering myself up for another crazy adventure in my continuing efforts to confront my irrational fear of heights, here a crazy jet boat-ride story.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 6, 2005

Wanaka and its lakes

The mountains of the national park are giving the Wanaka area the rugged backdrop, while Lake Wanaka provides the town and park with quiet, rippling, reflections.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 4, 2005

Weeping Franz Josef

I was looking forward to seeing – and more than that, being on – a glacier, and Franz Jozef is the most famous one. This, despite suffering from vertigo.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 2, 2005

Abel Tasman National Park

A month into my New Zealand itinerary, I felt I couldn’t afford a leisurely day and arranged a walk in Abel Tasman NP with its handsome beaches and panoramic views

Posted by: Lisette

Date: February 27, 2005

Queen Charlotte Track

I arrived in Picton with the ferry from Wellington. As I entered the Marlborough Sounds I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. This area is like a paradise! The Marlborough Sounds […]

Posted by: Lisette

Date: February 24, 2005

Wellington’s museums

This blog post talks about museums in New Zealand and Canada and highlights a visit to the National Archive that keeps the original Waitangi Treaty.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: February 22, 2005