Back into the craziness Kathmandu and it wasnt long before I was wishing I was still high in the mountains where it was a bit cooler and quieter! Kathmandu is a dusty, hot jumble of people, motorbikes and stray dogs. After being in a car-free environment for almost two weeks, it was a bit of … Continue reading Exploring Old Kathmandu
After a pleasant "rest day" yesterday it was time to get back into hiking higher towards Base Camp. This morning brought another magical view from my windows. The mornings were so crisp and clear that all the mountain peaks surrounding Namche were in full view. Whilst my sleep routine was so out of whack, I … Continue reading EBC Trek – Namche to Tengboche
I won't lie - today we all woke up with a ripper hangover. Thank you very much Nelson and your delicious wine. After a shaky and slow start we left Mimi in the New World car park for a little longer while we searched for coffee to kick this hangover. S and B got distracted … Continue reading Day 10 – Coffee, Op-shops and the World of Wearable Art Museum.
For a day that we had made absolutely no plans for, it turned out to be one of our busiest and jam-packed days! After saying our goodbyes to Pancake Rocks with one final selfie, we jumped back in Mimi and planned on cutting across the top of the top island towards Nelson. What was becoming a … Continue reading Day 9 continued – Seals, New Zealand’s longest swing bridge and camping at a supermarket.
We made it to Greymouth with just enough daylight to suss out our free camping spot for the night. Using the Jucy app yet again (this thing was a lifesaver!) we found a secluded spot by the beach just outside the windy city. Greymouth itself wasn't much to look at - it seemed like a … Continue reading Day 9 – A wild night at the beach and pancakes at Pancake Rocks.
After our slightly creepy visit to Tekapo, we were more than pleased to be driving away. Passing through teeny tiny, blink-and-you'll-miss-it towns, we searched for a place to camp for the night. The Musterer's High Country Accommodation caught our eye and we pulled in hoping they had a free space. Musterer's High Country Accommodation are … Continue reading Day 8 – Rustic style camping and eating our bodyweight in cheese and chocolate.
Sometimes when travelling, you build up a high expectation of a place and when you finally arrive your past illusion is shattered by reality and you leave feeling a little let down. We were en route to Lake Tekapo where the promise of turquoise waters and forest scenery were waiting for us. Passing through the mountainous range … Continue reading Day 7 – Tekapo, not quite what we expected.