Backpacking Kiwis

Pouring the Perfect Pint

We had arrived in Dublin. We would soon be pouring the perfect pint. After dropping off the van we caught the bus to my friend Sam’s house, where would be staying for the next two nights. Feeling cheap and energetic,… Continue Reading →

Kissing the Blarney Stone

Part Five: Galway to Dublin Kissing the Blarney Stone is something that everyone should do once in their life. Along with the million other people who have already done it. But don’t forget to bring your GermX.

Carrowmore Pile of Rocks

Portstewart to Galway After spending a few days living in a real room with a real bed we moved back into the van. The van’s cosy quarters were extremely comforting and we soon got used to our smaller space. We… Continue Reading →

Northern Ireland Welcome

Belfast to Portstewart After spending the night in a small, gated campground just out of Belfast we were ready to head back into the wilderness. We headed onto the rural roads of Northern Ireland and drove towards Torr Head in… Continue Reading →

Love and Peace in Belfast

Gyles Quay to Belfast From Gyles Quay we headed around the coast toward Belfast in our little Wicked camper van on our road trip adventure. Little seaside towns dotted the meandering road and we made numerous stops to admire the… Continue Reading →

The Van Named Flipper

Dublin to Giles Quay In true Kiwi style, we flew into Dublin and picked up a small two-seater camper van to begin our 10 day road trip around Ireland. Wicked Campers, an Aussie institution now operating in Dublin, was located… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Rock Climbing in Caernarfon, Wales

The weekend arrived and we were whisked away to Wales with Raphael and Lucy. It was a short three hour drive from Nottingham, along a multitude of motorways. Castles, in various states of disrepair, dotted the landscape. Our destination was… Continue Reading →

London & Nottingham, England

After 19 hours of air travel and two hours of transit we arrived at our friend’s house in London, England. The jet lag was horrific. I had thought I had experienced jet lag before, but oh how naïve I was…. Continue Reading →

Crafty Stealing Monkeys

Our final stop in Indonesia, and the last of our South East Asia trip, was Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. This is not a typical stop on the tourist trail, although it isn’t far from popular Uluwatu. The reason we spent our… Continue Reading →

Kite Surfing in Sanur

I know I have written more than once about the scary boat trips that we have been on in South East Asia. But forget all of them, because this one really was the worst of the lot. It began with… Continue Reading →

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