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Oceania

Why you should learn to dive in Fiji

BULA! Welcome to Fiji, where everybody is on Fiji time :D. When I gained my SSI Open Water Diver (equivalent to the PADI of the same name) it was in Fiji, with the crew from Mantaray Island Resort (Nanuya Balavu Island). I had spent a year in Australia and upon looking at the prices to […]

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

I had never walked on a volcano before, let alone one that has at least 12 cones. After bad weather forced me to abort my attempt in 2010 I was so excited to be going in summer when – barring an eruption – I’d be able to complete the 20km hike from one end to […]

How to spend a fantastic evening in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

If you’re ever in New Zealand and you’re looking for a must-see place head up to the north of the North Island to Paihia and the Bay of Islands. It is a stunning place with a wealth of activities on offer. Due to the enforced high tax on various activities you may need to choose […]

Road Trip Around Tasmania

Amongst Australians Tasmania, fondly called Tassie, is the butt of jokes. Four seasons in a day and the people have webbed feet due to the tiny gene pool, so they say. Well I never saw any of the people take off their shoes so I can’t comment. What I can tell you about is the […]