“TSS Earnslaw was launched in the same year as the Titanic with vastly better results.” – Crew of TSS Earnslaw
I am running out of things to do for the very first time in Queenstown. I consider that an achievement. I found this old steamboat from 1912 though, that choochoos across Lake Wakatipu… Continue reading
“Whenever I get stressed I just want to hop on a plane to Queenstown”
– John Travolta
And just like that I was back in my favourite place in New Zealand: Queenstown. The extreme sports mecca of the world. The place that is just small enough to be incredibly cosy, but just busy enough to satisfy my need for human observation and interaction. Continue reading
“There’s a real purity in New Zealand… It’s actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore.” – Elijah Wood
Ah, Wellington… When first I saw you in 2010 I thought you were boring, just another city and nothing in comparison to the beautiful scenery Andreas and I had witnessed driving down all the way from Auckland… In fairness, I was driving as we arrived and got a bit stressed by the sudden increase in traffic, lanes and general “busyness”. Continue reading
“I gotta say, God really outdid himself down here.” – Bob Harper
New Zealand. My favourite country to visit. I thought for a bright second that I would save my budget and skip New Zealand so I could spend the money on a country I hadn’t already visited… Twice. But then I came to my senses. Like I’m -ever- going to skip New Zealand, especially when I’m already in those parts of the world. What a facepalm thought.
“Sydney.” – Jack London
Sydney was like a massive meet up point for me. The place I met the most old and new friends again. Continue reading
“One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever sung in my life” – Nana Mouskouri
Sydney Opera House was another “UNESCO Heritage Site bucket list”-item… for some reason. Who knows why places like this get stuck in peoples’ minds, I certainly can’t tell.Continue reading
“This is a disaster!”
– Jess, seeing another caravan in front of us and the rain started pouring while we were heading to the Great Ocean Road
Geelong wasn’t on my list of places to visit, but after meeting Jess I had to go see it. As an added bonus it’s really close to the Great Ocean Road – which WAS on my bucket list.
“Those who lose dreaming are lost”
– Aborignal Proverb
Another bucket list item – Ayer’s Rock or Uluru, as the aboriginals named it (stress on the first and third syllable, “OO-loo-ROO”).
I had no intention of climbing it as I had heard the native peoples found that offensive, but I wanted to go see it preferably as up close as I could get. And if I could get one of my “I slapped my hands on it!”-pictures I would be ecstatic.