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New Zealand » South Island – half way through!

2012-02-23 ( Thursday ) 20:08:45 GMT+1

We started our stay in New Zealand with a warning from the Kiwis (New Zealanders) on the airport, for “dirty shoes”. Soil on anything is strictly forbidden… and we had our tracking shoes from Australia…not in their best condition maybe... And our poor little tent went through the hardest inspection ever! : )

Anyway, we slept at a backpackers place the first night, in Wellington, to catch a ferry to the South Island the next day. We had a car booked from Picton (nice deal!), and luckily the man at the airport gave up in the end and we had our tent with us! We were sorted for the coming two weeks!

The South Island is the last part we actually do together! : ( When we will return to Wellington, Magda is returning to Australia to her family again, and Jessie and Andrew is continuing with the North Island… as planned, we are then leaving to US and we will try to get to Latin America as well! More than 50% of our trip is done, and at the moment we are as far as one can get from home, which means that we are slowly going back, from now on… Mixed feelings on that one!

The way from the North to the South Island was something absolutely amazing… a bit cold, but the views compensated it all! Mountains and water… is there a better connection? We don’t know any better! : ) The nature is just wonderful, and the views are spectacular… unreal almost!

The best part is that we are actually in the middle of everything ALL THE TIME… Since we are tenting in the middle of the forest, or in the mountains, next to lake, or near the beach – we cannot come any closer! And we cannot make it any cheaper! Beautiful (as the Australian says)! : )

Andrew and Magda climbed the Fox Glacier together! We woke up that day next to the beach, with the view on the top of the mountains and the glacier… another fantastic view… How does that cheeky sentence in movies sound?

“Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about the moments that takes your breath away”… or something similar. On trips like this.. it actually makes sense! : )

On the way to Queenstown, Magda and Jessie decided to jump from a bridge! Don’t worry, we survived, and it wasn’t that bad! A BUNGY JUMP boosted up our adrenalin ONLY A BIT! ;) Check out the photos!

From Queenstown, we decided to go and see the fiords… everybody said that we HAVE to see them…so what could we do? We had to check what they are talking about! They were right! :)

We are half way through the South Island (and the breath taking views)!

And we are ready to go for the second half!

The ”last round” of our Golden Trio!



:) :) I can imagine, Rachel! To have a home like that ...uff! :)
I love your New Zealand pictures and now I'm slightly homesick! x
Jedras no nie wierze ze sie nie skusiles zeby skoczyc :) Gratulacje dziewczyny !!!
Petra - Saknar dig o Milo jatte mkt!!!! Inte lange kvar nu :) KRAAAM!
petra lövgren
Hey Girl! Sure- go ahead! Hope u dont mind that we ve put some photos with u :) we really enjoyed the whole day on the glazier- good weather, awesome views and perfect guide :) take care!!!
Margret (the glacier guide)
Hey guys, cool blog that you have. Im loving the photo of me drawing a penis, is it all right if i steal it of you? :) Keep safe!!
milo bylo wspolnie poimprezowac 18000 km od domu, do zobaczenia w pl ;)
suuuuperrrr :)
Piekne miejsce
zdjęcia powalają :)))) macie tam taki wypas, że nie odpuszcze i "tysz pajade a so" --- winnko na kamieniach przepomysł :)))) Moja siostra na bungy...oszaleje :)
Widoki rzeczywiście zapierają dech w piersiach.Wyprawa na lodowiec niesamowita. Jessie i Madzia - czy to było bungy po raz pierwszy? Gratulacje za odwagę.Buziaki dla wszystkich.
A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! Jealous, jealous, jealousssssss!!!!!!!! Hahaha! Love the fact that the girls were the ones with the balls for jumping!!! - Andrew, I would have join you in this one though! Big hugs to all of you!!!
Witamy Ciociu!!! Wujcio jak kosia to wybaczy ;) Warto bylo!!! Ucalowania dla Ciebie i Justynki :)
witajcie Kochani- widoki przepiękne tylko pozazdrościć, A dla Ciebie Madziu gratulacje,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wygrałaś.A czy teraz smakują słodycze?Podziwiam Waszą odwagę dziewczyny jesteście suuuppper tylko co powie wujek Franek? Ja wróciłam już do rzeczywistośći ciężko było się rozstać z Au i rodzinką.Pozdrawiam Was
Dzis obejrzalam reszte zdjec WAWWWW wspomienia wrocily,pamietsz Sisiku jak chodzilismy på tych glazierach ? ale ze skoczylyscie na Bangy Jump to powiem wam ze jstescie SZALONE KOBIETY -macie wrazen co najmniej do 50-tki :) Jestem z Was dumna. A Andrzej nie skakal bo musial was fotografowac ? :) :) :)
Piekne zdjecia,ale juz licze dni do waszego powrotu i ciesze sie ze juz leci z gorki :) :) :).

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