From Sanson to Wanganui it is just 50km, but I take around 4.5 hours because I am so unlucky that I have my second puncture within 3 days, besides, it is still raining. I have a feeling that somehow North Island doesn’t welcome me. Anyway, I have to pull over my bike, check the tube… Read More NZ Day 25 and 26 – Quaker Settlement, an environmental friendly village
The rain seems never stops throughout the night and continues this morning. I wake up and move all my things into the public toilet to hide from the rain. Now I have to deal with the problem of the break, dissembling the break into small piece and putting the spring into the top hole so… Read More NZ Day 24 – Proud of myself to fix my bike
This morning my Spanish friend is taking a bus to Auckland to catch a flight, it only cost $30 for the bus trip, that’s cheap, check out http://www.nakedbus.com , but be ready to be NAKED on the bus, just kidding! And thanks Joan who helps me to carry some of my luggage to Auckland, and… Read More NZ Day 23 – Treasure of Wellington, Te Papa Museum
Riding my last leg in South Island, I intentionally slow it down as I don’t want to finish it so soon. Passing quite a few camping grounds on Queen Charlotte Drive, one of them even have Solar water heating system for people to take a shower, but you have to pay $5 to enjoy it.… Read More NZ Day 22 – Farewell South Island, Crossing Cook Strait!
Definitely I am not going to spend a whole day in Blenheim, check Google map and Lonely Planet, I decide to make a circle through Renwick, Havelock and then to Picton. On the way there are continuous fields of vineyard, they look pretty nice and neat from a higher point. I am not a fans… Read More NZ Day 21 – Marlborough vineyards and Sounds
Aiming to reach Kaikoura today, I start early with my morale very high. The feeling of 擔泥 (Translation: pulling mud up to the hill) is gone and I ride a lot faster than yesterday. On the way I meet another cyclist from Holland, Uncle Dutch cycled many places in South America, Asia and Europe, obviously… Read More NZ Day 20 – Spoke broken, wheel tilted
Saying another goodbye to my hosts, I wish we will meet again one day in another parts of this planet. Then I pick up my backpacks left in their place, manage my luggage, drop a lot of seem-to-be-useless things and set off my trip north towards Picton, the port to catch a ferry to North… Read More NZ Day 19 – Bike luggage, as light as possible!
Farewell to my host Kevin, I start heading 40km north to Greymouth to catch a bus back to Christchurch. Taking a bus was not my plan before, but due to the fact that I lost a day in Wanaka and I want to spend more time with my hosts wherever I stay, I decide to… Read More NZ Day 18 – Christchurch reunion
Feeling so good to wake up on a bed, haha, but I also miss the feeling of crawling inside my sleeping bag in my green tent. I know I belong more to the nomadic style. Today is Sunday and I really long for praising God in a church. So I walk into the Church of… Read More NZ Day 17 – Making friends all over the world
First thing to do this morning is to buy FOOD! Pack up as quickly as possible and run to the shop, buy some biscuits and muesli bars. My energy is back again! 2 years ago when I had a hitchhiking trip in Tibet, I missed a chance to see the glacier there. This time I… Read More NZ Day 16 – Glacier reflection and a scary downhill ride