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Bye, Bye NZ

So this is our last entry in this blog from NZ. Most likely there will be no further entries. Two more of the books we read are in the pipe, but no more entries are planned. All things are packed and we are in a good mood. Yesterday Luke and Manuela finished their puzzle, which they did during the last campervan travel and the last days at the flat. We had our last glas of wine yesterday evening. It was a gift from friend of ours and it tasted very well. So we thank you all for Read more [...]

Games we play(ed) 3/3 TOP 10

Überblick über alle Spiele die wir gespielt haben: Wen nur die Statistik interessiert, der kann einfach zum Ende des Artikels springen. Jetzt erzähle ich etwas über die TOP 10 gespielten Spiele während unseres Aufenthaltes in Neuseeland.        Carcassonne Jäger & Sammler Version Wir lieben diesse Carcassone Version. Sie ist schon gefühlt uralt, weil wir sie schon in Kroatien gespielt haben, als wir nicht verheiratet waren. Also älter als 15 Jahre. Eine Standalone Read more [...]

Auckland City

Ein Ausflugstag nach Auckland. Leider hat es morgens schon geregnet und wir sind nicht ganz so sicher ob es trocken bleibt. Wir hoffen auf das beste Wetter und fahren um 10:00 nach Auckland zum Maritime Museum. Ursprünglich wollte ich eine Hafenrundfahrt auf einem Segelboot buchen. Aber das war zu teuer. Kaum sind wir aber am Museum angekommen steht dort ein tolles Angebot: Museum UND Hafenrundfahrt mit einer Ketch für einen bezahlbaren Preis. Also nichts wie ab dafür... Die Hafenrundfahrt Read more [...]

Games we play(ed) 2/3 Platz 11-20

      Coloretto Ein sehr einfaches Spiel. Man hat nur die Wahl "Farbkarten nehmen" oder "Farbkarte aufdecken". Leider sollte man nur maximal drei verschiedene Farben sammeln, denn die weiteren Farben zählen leider Minuspunkte. Dieses Spiel ist in ca. 15 Minuten gespielt und der bange Moment, nehmen oder doch riskieren ist jedes Mal wieder spannend. Man kann das auch sehr gut mit kleinen Kindern spielen. Allerdings gibt es kein Thema oder "Spieltiefe". Aber für Wenigspieler und Familien Read more [...]

Travelmap Thru the middle

So this is our travel map which we did while travelling back to Auckland. The leftmost picture shows the map of the whole North-Island The picture to the right shows our travelroute with the campervan from the Kapiti Coast to Auckland. Altogether we travelled a distance of .... km. You can find the other travelmaps of our journey here: Northland Along the East coastline Around the East Cape Trip to Coromandel Short Trips around Horowhenua The upper loop Thru the middle Read more [...]

Reys Rest to Auckland

This morning I was woken up by the sunlight. Within seconds I jumped out of the bed and put something on to make pictures outside. It was stunning. Yesterday we couldn't see a thing when we arrived. But with the sun rising over the Coromandel peninsula and clear sky it was unbelievable beautiful. Later we prepare breakfast in the bright sunlight. We felt like in the middle of summer, although it is nearly winter here. After the breakfast we go for a little walk, while Luke and May are playing Read more [...]


This morning we woke up at Bob`s Landing close to Piarere. This is a small freedom campsite next to a river feeding the Lake Kairapiro. We arrived yesterday evening and had no light. But this space is really beautiful, as most things in NZ. I had my coffee in the morning sitting on one of our camping chairs. Later on we played some boardgames and the kids enjoyed the lake. Then we head off to our destination Hobbiton. We drive a short but awesome way to Hobbiton. Manuela wanted to visit this Read more [...]

Hamilton Gardens

This morning I woke up early and had beautiful sunlight. The whole parking space was covered in red morning light. Shortly after I took the pictures the light was gone. But May was up. Because all the others were still asleep we decided to have a hot chocolate at the diners across the street. The bar/restaurant was totally decorated in the style of the fifties. We had a beautiful dinner. After the other woke up we have to store things away before we can proceed to the Waikato Museum in Read more [...]

Puke Ariki and the Elephant Rock

What a night. Sometime in the middle of the night it began pouring down and it never stops. When I wake up at around 7.30 am it is still raining. I`ll start reading a book. At 9 am all the others are awake too and we have a breakfast in the campervan. We have found a freedom campsite in Eltham right next to the library. At 10:30 am we start our journey for today. Because it is raining so much, we decide to drive to New Plymouth and visit a museum and go for a swim in the Aquatic Centre. While Read more [...]

Desert Road and Forgotten Highway

In the morning I wake up early. I make myself some tea and watch the sunrise over the desert plains.  It is an awesome view, although it is really cold. 5 degree Celsius are not much. The kids are still asleep so I enjoy these precious moments in the morning. Manuela joins me around 8am and then we decide to let the kids sleep and move on while they are sleeping. We drive the desert road and watch the beautiful landscape. Unfortunetaly Mount Ruapehu and his companions stay in the clouds. Read more [...]

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