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New Zealand-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

New Zealand: Our Arrival & Auckland

We arrived late on March 19th after a very chaotic flight with Qantas. New Zealand changed their time from summer to winter the night before which we werent aware of. Neither was the qantas flight deck. Departing on time we watched the estimated arrival time on the onboard screen which showed that we were meant to land 1 hour after our scheduled landing. the crew was confused - so were we.

Only after landing we found out that the kiwis have changed into wintertime which meant an extra hour time difference for us... so no delay - riddle solved.

At the airport we were met by Steffen, a friend of Trevor who generously offered us to stay in his house for a couple of days. He lives right in the city centre - perfect location!

After 2 days in Auckland we sorted out our means of transport for the following month - a micro campervan named "NORMAN the nissan" which was in fact a small estate car.

As we only spend 1 month in NZ we did not want to buy a vehicle and lose a week or so trying to sell it..
...and after our last van-selling ordeal we prefered renting!

The sleeping arrangement was quite annoying: every night we had to move all our gear to the front seats to adjust the seats in the back and have a bed (well a wooden board with a rather thin mattress.)

me sleeping in the van

me sleeping in the van

waking up in the morning in the damp car

waking up in the morning in the damp car

our packing arrangement whilst driving

our packing arrangement whilst driving

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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