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Epic New Zealand Itinerary


I travelled from Barbados to New Zealand at the end of May until mid June. The weather was pretty perfect, chilly but sunny. Definitely do this epic New Zealand itinerary at this time. I think I had 2 rainy days out of the whole trip. I spent 4 weeks here and managed to explore the whole country.  Although I did…

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Osprey Sirrus 36 – A Traveller’s Review


Wandering Bajan is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This means I get a little bit of commission from your purchase. Your support is appreciated   After booking my Inca Trail trip I realized I needed…

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Christchurch: A Walk Through It’s Earthquake History


I landed in Christchurch late that evening from Wellington. Today was the day that I was going to surprise my sister. She moved to Christchurch 10months ago and I hadn’t seen her since and she had no clue I was in New Zealand! She was so shocked it took her ages to register the fact that I was actually there.…

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One Day in Wellington


So I didn’t do a ton of research on Wellington if I’m honest. My plan was just to wander around and explore. I had a whole day as in I arrived at 8am from Rotorua and flew from there to ChristChurch at 8pm… I couldn’t just wander aimlessly for 12 hours with a bag on my back. I walked along the harbour front…

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Rotorua from Wai-o-tapu to Tamaki Village


Day 2 Wai-o-tapu  After sleeping for 12 hours, no lie, went to sleep at 7pm and woke up at 7am (jet lag is a bitch). I got up and got ready for my geothermal adventure at Wai-o-tapu and I dont think I was prepared for what I was about to see because it blew my mind. This was an organised…

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Rotorua: Welcome to Hobbiton


Day 1 I got in to Rotorua from Auckland around 9.30pm and walked to my hostel, Crash Palace, which was cheap and nice. Unfortunately I arrived to beer pong on Saturday night, but by the time I showered the exhaustion set in and I passed out. The next morning I woke up for my first tour, and since I am a massive Lord…

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