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Post-lockdown Queenstown Adventures

As our lockdown levels went down, we were finally able to explore a lot more in Queenstown (as well as day trips we’ve already covered). We even ended up staying about a week longer than we “needed” to in Queenstown as we had so many activities that we wanted to do. In the end we […]

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Wanaka and Blue Pools

A few days after our Glenorchy day trip we headed off for another classic trip in the area: Wanaka with the bonus Blue Pools extension. Wanaka is a small tourist town about an hour from Queenstown on the edge of Lake Wanaka. Home to roughly 9,000 residents it’s popular for its local ski resort (not […]

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Glenorchy

Lockdown has now gone from Level 4 (stay-at-home orders; only essential businesses open. No restaurants or even takeout) to level 3 (takeaway restaurants allowed) to level 2 (almost normal!). Level 4 lasted nearly 5 weeks, followed by 2 weeks at Level 3. Now that we are at level 2, life feels like a new normal. […]

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Third Quarter by the Numbers

Feb 10 to May 9 (89 days) 3 Continents: Africa, Asia (Middle East), Oceania 4 Countries: South Africa, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand. We also had long layovers in both Kenya and Singapore. However we didn’t go landside so they don’t count;) 11 airports, 5 flights: CPT- (JNB) -(DAR) – KIL, ARK – LOB […]

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Very Random reflections on 8+ months away…

It now, finally, feels like a long time since we were home. For most of the trip it felt like we were just getting going. I’m not sure it’s the time duration we’ve hit; or the fact we’ve been sitting still and have more time to reflect. Maybe it’s we have no firm upcoming plans. […]