Friday, 15 September 2017

nearly one year in New Zealand




January 2016

after finishing my trip in Australia I flew from Sydney to Auckland.
First time business class with Air New Zealand :-)
the price for the ticket was quite the same as Economy, because my massive amount of luggage was for free in the business class.
My plan was, to stay some days in the biggest city in New Zealand, then heading South by pushbike.
But after four years of travelling I needed a rest. I was tired of daily packing and loading my panniers and changing places. I travelled through 20 countries and I had an "overload with impressions".
So I decided to stay at a friends home and had an awesome time in New Zealand.
January 20

not so many stories, but a big load of pics.

some impressions from Auckland:






Open Streets K Rd 2016 (Karangahape Road)












Takapuna Beach

my fluffy friend Francois :-)








I gave myself a birthday gift: a "weekend warrior welding course". ARC and MIG welding . awesome !











 some impressions from Christchurch:


the old cathedral still under construction.








this company emplosy people with intellectual problems and teachs them how to repair bicycle. great job !

bought a used bike for the city... good quality ! 


the Otago Central Rail Trail  
http://www.otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz/

 a warm welcome from Shayne, the owner and manager of "trailjourneys.co.nz".
















































Railwaystation in Dunedin












visit by a very good friend from Germany. we rent a motorhome from Christchurch and went up North.


Geyser in Rotorua

my own street ;-)






ferry from Picton to Wellington 


"Te Papa" in Wellington.






































Katharina and I met first time in NZL in 2008 at Waitomo Caves, awesome reunion after a long time  :-)

my buddy Paul from Queenstown 

great reuinion with my relative Susan from USA, who had a business meeting in AKL.






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