November 2016 After my arrival in Wellington I let my bike and me rest and lived for some time in a community house called Crows Nest. It was created as a home for travelers, people from all over the world were constantly coming and going and it was a great and inspiring time, but I’ll […]
Juni 2016 Westcoast – the last stage The westcoast receives me with sunshine, the sea glitters blue and wild and I want nothing more than to feel sand and water under my feet. But the access to the sea is blocked by barbed wire and paddocks. Only after 10 kilometers I find a possibility to […]
Winter Nights June 2016 Why am I in New Zealand during winter? Have I forgotten that the seasons are opposed at the southern hemisphere?
May 2016 Winter is coming. I see the snow on the mountains and smell it in the air. And of course I feel the cold. Especially in the fingers and toes. Despite two pair of thick socks and gloves, the cold creeps into my body and forces me to move. I rub my hands and […]
May 2016 “It is possible, but not necessarily easy. There is a lot of loose gravel and it is steep as well. I’d think about that again! “ It were exactly these words from another touring cyclist that made me decide to take the route over Dansey’s pass. The Alps2Ocean bike trail of the […]
May 2016 I wake up from the rippling of the lake and open my eyes. Daylight shines in my tent and through the semi-open entrance I can see the turquoise blue water of Lake Pukaki. Mount Aoraki, the highest Mountain in New Zealand, is hidden behind thick clouds, the clear starry sky of […]
May 2016 Looking back, the last days in Australia were strenuous and fast. In just one week I traveled 3500 km from Cairns to Melbourne. As a hitchhiker I relied on nice people and nice people attracting I went down the east coast.