Hi out there.
Just a short hello from sydney. I just landet afther three hours flight from Auckland. It was the new A380, amazing that it can transport up to 750 persons… Everything is very modern and quiet, and especially things like the star-sky IN the plane just before landing are very cool
Hope the spring comes to you guys soon, i don’t want to freeze any more if i come home
Till then, have a great time!
6 more to go.
We are at Hamilton, about two hours to go for Auckland. Tomorrow we have to clean up our car (and this will take muuuuuch time ), afterwards we will fly to Sydney to visit this city. (My mate already knows it, but anyway, looks like a beautiful place to be!)
We did more than 4000 km’s in the last 15 days, used about 285l of fuel and we saw a LOT from this country. This trip was really worth it!
My eye is healing, it will be as it should when i land in Switzerland All other things are going well, but i will enjoy the first night in a real bed tomorrow! 6 degrees are too cold
So, wish you guys a nice time. Enjoy your snowy / rainy sunday
Edit: On this map you can see our camping-sites. I will add the full trip later…
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…you should get out of their way!!!
Me and Manuel were on a public (a big one with a lot of people) camping ground at lake Tekapo, in the middle of the south island. After cooking and planing the next day, we went into our tent… Unfortunately, there were a couple of guys in the middle of a loud conversation right in the middle of the camping ground and just a hop away from our tent. At 11.30 PM they had the great idea to try the 4wheel-drive vehicle from the Scottish guy, also right on the campground. So i got out of my tent, told them to be quiet and to shutdown the engine. First the just laughed.
After a while, the Scottish guy came into our tent like a train, and hit me right in my face, two times in total. Afterwards he drove away, and me and Manuel decided to leave also. We broke our tent (with some help from a German couple) and searched a hidden place behind a fuel station. The policeman who came 45min later (60km to the next station) was very polite and quiet, and took all details.
Now i have a REALLY bad blue eye, and a Mail from the officer:
Hi there Christian,
The offender who assaulted you at Tekapo last night Brian **** has been in
to see me at Fairlie. He is very remorseful and wishes me to pass on to
you his apologies for his behavior. I have given him a good talking to
and a written warning to go on his file. He has also written out a letter
of apology that I can send to you if you like. The camping ground manager
has also given him a stir up and obtained your camping fee from him. He is
also leaving NZ next week to return back to Scotland.
I hope you are feeling better today and that the rest of your stay here is
much more pleasant. This type of thing is very rare as NZ is a very safe
country for camping. Kiwis wouldn’t treat you like that!
This matter will now be filed with **** recorded as warned for Assault. If
you have any questions or there is anything we can help you with, just give
me a call.
Senior Constable D465
Bad luck to be there at the wrong time and place. But things like this happen. I know that i was right, and i never gave him the chance to do something like that. Hope my ugly face turns back to normal soon…
Cheers from Christchurch. Enjoy your snow people
After a journey full of adventures, we finally reached Haast on the south island. It’s almost the “breakeven” on the south side, soon we will start to get back to auckland.
The southisland is very different to the north. It has more trees, more unused land, more nature generally. But there are also a few things which are missing: cell-coverage, people, FUEL-STATIONS
Do you know these sings “No more fuel next 200km”? I think we missed one of these Its very confusing if you are driving with the “Fuel empty” light on, and you know that there is no nothing the next 25km’s. We reached the gasstation finally, but more than a single drop wasn’t in this fuel-tank… Luky guys we are!
Everything else works fine. Our car (called: “livingroom”) works very well, we did 2300 km till now. The tent (called: “sleepingroom”:)) is fine, but 7 degrees centigrade are very cold, especially in the morning. Coocking works well on this little gas-thing, we did a few pretty good menues the last few days.
Okay guys, thats it. No pictures at the moment, i can feel the long line to everywhere. Internet is like with a 65k Modem :/
Have a nice sunny sunnday, and have fun when the snow comes back on tuesday I’ll think of you
Hi readers First, thanks for reading!
We finished the north-island yesterday, and are now on the south island. The ferrytrip was a bit boring and too expensive
But all other things – including (mostly) the weather – are great! Its an impressive landscape, everybody is very kind, and the experience to camp in a tent is cool. Even if it’s a bit messy sometimes (After a night of pooring rain…)
So guys, i will try to upload a few pics, but i dont promisse anything. Wish you a great weekend! Till soon.
Edit: USB 1.0, what a old thing… Would take hours to copy the pics on the Harddrive, and i don’t have a selection till now. Give my best to show them next time…
@Mom: We rented this suzuki swift and a “vagabound-pack” (yes, thats the official name) including cooking facilities, a tent and two sleepingbags. They are not too cold, but with a broken zip, the coldness gets into it… thats life
@Bash: If these were the only two changes, it were no problem. But there are no ae’s ue’s and oe’s, and all the special-things are on a “wrong” place.
@Buhi: Cool to hear from you. Hope everything works on your site. How about JC’s baby? Would be great to go to trondheim to work. Greetings to everybody!
Finally, i reached New Zealand. In Sydney, i went to bed early (9PM) so i never had problems with any kind of Jetlag… Cool!
Our first two days in Auckland were more or less rainy (at least cloudy), but it’s an intresting city. Not too big, but still a few things to see.
Yesterday, the 15th of March we got to the Britz-Carrental central and got our Car: a Suzuki swift, manual geared –> Funny to search the gearshift on every crossroad Also if you want to indicate a direction-changement with the wiper
After the first night in our tent (with a not-working sleeping-bag) we left to Rotoura, an area with great lakes and a lot “earth activity” (geysires)
Well, i wish you guys a great start into the new week! Take care and till soon.
P.S, this computer (Windows 2000 ) Had no included cardreader, so you have to wait for pictures. Sorrz…
First of all, i try to switch to english for a while. Its simply easyer to write english with this “strange” keyboards here
Afther a 12hour flight (10’500km) i landet securely on singapore international airport. The weather is “sosolala” but very hot and wet… singapore is almost on the equator.
At the moment i have to wait, 3.5 hours exactly. After this, flight SQ219 will bring me within 7hours to Sydney. From there, Auckland is just a hop away.
Photographs will follow later. There are lots of free internetcorners, but no possibility to use a cardreader.
Take care people, have a good night!
WOW, im Momänt passiert mega viu!
Im momänt louft Radiodomino.ch. Mir si sit em letschte Samstig “onAir”, u äs funktioniert erstuunlech guet! D Schüeler si Motiviert, dement sprächend sid Biiträg, ud Rückmäudig vode Zuehörer cha eim o stouz mache! Loset doch mau chli drii, mi chas o über z’Internet empfange.
Wenn de das nächst Weekend düre isch muesi grad ä chli Gas gä mit Packe, wüui am nächste Mittwuch Morge scho im Flüger richtig Sydney / Auckland hocke. Drei Wuche Ferie, ÄNDLECH! I freue mi risig! I ha mitem Kolleg äs Outo gmietet, u de luegemer mau was d’Nordinsle vo Neuseeland so z’biete het. Meh drvo gits de irgendeinisch nach däm Reisli hei z’läse (guet, villech o scho mau während)…
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