From the West to the Wine Country

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We were sad to leave Wanaka, and the farmers market on the warm winter evening, however we wanted to try cover some of the 400km distance to Franz Josef glacier on that day. Like us, Frank and Rachel were spending nights in Dept. Of Conservation campsites, plus the odd night at a paid site. We […]

Milford Sound & Skydiving in Wanaka

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We left Queenstown heading to Milford Sound in the heart of Fjord region.Milford is a “must-see” in New Zealand, to visit New Zealand and miss Milford Sound can be likened to visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, yet it is a decision that we thought on for several days. Although located less than 200km […]

Rumble in the Jungle

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We said good bye to sunny Mabul Island and took the boat at 16.00 to the mainland. It was a longer, more bumpy and wet ride back and we made a couple of stops for emergency boat repair! Upon arrival in Semporna we checked into Sipidan Inn, an oasis in an otherwise dirty town. A […]

Wet & Wild in Borneo, part two

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We slept soundly on our first night at Sumbiling, comforted in our cosy tent, complete with mattresses. Being so warm at night, we didn’t need the extra bedding provided, and we slept with the tent cover open, the sun was shining on the river and birds singing when we awoke. The Iban ladies had prepared […]