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Winter and Spring excursions around Auckland

Our first “let’s go away and see something else” couple of days were middle of July, when we needed a break from job offers, CVs, applications… We were actively job seeking for more than a month, without much success… Alex was in between interviews and I was nowhere… just waiting for companies to be interested […]

Settling in Auckland: Jobs, Furniture, Cooking, Worm compost & Garden

While summer is coming to Auckland, I decided I should take my fingers out of my pockets and write a little bit about what happened down here.

Since we came back from Australia in June, Alex found a full time job in the city and we moved to our house in August.

Well, then it […]

Finding a place to live in Auckland

So, since we landed in Auckland in June, we mostly stayed at Warkworth Lodge, helping with a lot of different things. During that time, Alex and I wrote our CVs, found some jobs to apply for, wrote cover letters and applied. Alex found a job, he started middle of August. I am still looking for […]

20150517 Mimosa Park

We left Farewell station, stayed in Winton for one day, and had in mind going somewhere, on our way to Brisbane (to catch our flight to New Zealand on the 4th of June). There was not much plan, when we decided that we wanted to see another station. That was maybe our last chance to […]

Life on Farewell and Narangie Stations for 4 weeks

This month was full of new things for me… first of all, Farewell is about 100 km away from the town of Winton, half of it on gravel road with dips and grids. No problem at all with driving 80-100 km/hour on this kind of roads down here!

Driving through the paddocks


20150412 Tropical Queensland

When we landed in Cairns we felt the weather difference… so hot and humid! A feeling of barely being able to breathe for a few minutes when we went outside of an air-conditioned building, but so nice after a few cold days down on the Bellarine Peninsula.

We stayed in an hostel not far from […]

March on Bellarine Peninsula

We landed in Melbourne on the 5th of March, and spend 3 days there before heading to Faulty Towers.

We hung around St Kilda, at Luna Park, the beach, the parks… where we met one penguin in the evening!

The penguin of St Kilda

The famous entrance to Luna Park


Solution of the game–Our NZ trip in numbers

Thanks to the few players I had!

Here you are, with the answers and the winner(s):


1- How many kilometers did we drive? 7679 km – Tomtom et Clairette are the closest with 6297… but not that close!

2- How long (in days) was our trip? 38 days – We left on the 19th […]

Game : Our NZ trip in numbers

For all the readers who followed our trip through the news and now with all the full articles and pictures, maybe you can try to guess a few numbers about our trip:


1- How many kilometers did we drive?

2- How long (in days) was our trip?

3- How much money did we spend […]

Back to Auckland – 22/02/2015

In Wellington, we went south to find a free camping area, still quite close to the city, which was pretty interesting. It was, as all the time in Wellington, pretty windy. But we appreciated the view on the Cook Strait at the end of the day.

Owhiro Bay, south of Wellington

On […]