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    The best hikes in New Zealand

    The best hikes in New Zealand, a continuously changing list full of inspiration Originally dating back from 2015, I wrote this post with the best hikes in New Zealand after my second visit to this hikers’ paradise. However having spent another few months in New Zealand early 2018, it’s about time for an update of my list of best hikes in New Zealand. I will keep on adding more and more hikes over the next few months so if you are planning a trip to New Zealand, make sure to bookmark this blog for all the information you need about hiking in New Zealand.   The good thing about hiking…

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    New Zealand week 4: about a broken city and ever shrinking glaciers

    It’s time for my fourth weekly update from New Zealand. It has been a month since I arrived and I’ve now traveled all the way down south to Wanaka. It wasn’t all according to plan, but sometimes things just go differently than planned. Curious? Then make sure to continue reading. New on this blog? Then make sure to check out my previous weekly updates as well!   I ended my previous weekly update in Hanmer Springs, where I had just arrived. As opposed to many other towns in New Zealand, this is not your typical backpacker place. Which is fine by me, because I noticed that I’ve rather outgrown that…

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    Mountainous Monday: Mount Cook / Aoraki

    Welcome to what is already the 4th Mountainous Monday. Today we’re sharing the New Zealand’s highest mountain with you. We didn’t plan to as we featured a New Zealand mountain before, but that’s sometimes just the way things go… Mount Cook /Aoraki is located in the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s Southern Island. The English name was given to the mountain by Captain John Lort Stokes to honor Captain James Cook who first surveyed and circumnavigated New Zealand back in the 18th century. Aoraki is the Maori name and there are various stories about the meaning. The one we were told is that the name means “cloud piercer”, which we think…