New Zealand: art with ruins

The last town we stopped at before Christchurch was the wonderfully weird Hokitika. Restaurants had very specific menus, shops were selling steam punk jewelry, witch stuff and other weird things. On the beach was held an art contest: create a sculpture with whatever you find on the beach (mainly flooded wood). It made for great…

New Zealand: looking for hobbits

At this point, we were already very impressed with New Zealand landscapes! But the main reason we came so far was to do some hiking, or as they say over there, “tramping”. Not only is the country so beautiful it’s awe inspiring, but there’s a whole business around hiking. They even marketed some of the…

New Zealand: lakes and rare penguins

We arrived at Christchurch and the first thing I did was doing some food shopping. After having some awesome breakfast of fresh fruits, cereals and nuts that made the whole hostel jealous, we started to plan everything. We picked up the car, bought all the camping gear and new hiking shoes for me before picking…

Australia: just enough time for a nap

After Singapore and to reach New Zealand, we had a transfer in Bangkok for the night (spent in the airport where I got 0 minute of sleep). And then another transfer in Sydney, with a few hours of layover. The visa were “offered” by the company we booked our round the world plane tickets with,…

Singapore: FOOD!

Yes, I stayed 2 days and managed to make it a culinary experience! It is well worth it, Singapore is renowned as a great place to eat and from what I’ve seen, it’s true! I remember FM’s girlfriend saying locals travel to the other side of the town late at night for a good piece…

Singapore: stopover turned holiday

It happened that to go from Mandalay to Christchurch, we had multiple transfers, and one in Singapore. Since I’ve always wanted to visit this city (almost entirely to see the funky garden by the bay that has been the obsession of┬ámy architecture fantasies for years) I seized the opportunity to stop for a couple of…