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Working while travelling the organic way

Working while travelling the organic way

Realising that our budget was soon running up, Ryan and I knew that we needed to find a way to cut cost and still continue travelling in New Zealand. Luckily, in New Zealand, the term ‘working-holiday’ is a common knowledge amongst most backpackers. Jobs for travellers in NZare aplenty, and for us, we decided to work in a farm for a week! Ask any 10 backpackers and I believe more…

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A day in the ice kingdom – Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier

A day in the ice kingdom – Hiking the Franz Josef glacier

Looking back, I had no idea where I got my sources from, but I remember vividly that hiking the Franz Josef Glacier was one of my must-dos when planning the trip to New Zealand. Despite its hefty price tag ($180 for a full day hike), it still remains as one of the most interesting experience I had in the Kiwi land! Commonly regarded as the gem of the New Zealand’s…

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Luminate Festival 2012

Luminate Festival

Attending the Luminate Festival 2012 may have been the craziest decision I have ever made in my New Zealand trip. “Crazy” not necessarily in a bad way, but here’s the background behind it: Meeting up with 2 friends that I met earlier at Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Wellington, I realised they were heading south to a festival. Somehow, Ryan and I were convinced to join them and within an hour…

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Jumping down Auckland Harbour Bridge

Jumping down Auckland Harbour Bridge

If there’s one thing I have to point out about my stay in Auckland, that would be the Auckland Harbour Bungy! Standing at 40 metres tall, it is the only ocean touch bungy in New Zealand. However, it is also one of the shortest bungy. Many others are slightly above 40 and the highest Nevis Jump in Queenstown is up to 130 metres high. As Ryan and I couldn’t wait…

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Water sports at Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua

In Bali, visiting Nusa Dua is almost synonymous with playing water sports or staying in luxurious private resorts. While Tiantian and I did not have the chance to enjoy the latter, we sure did visit Nusa Dua for a half-day water sports trip. However, it was kind of disappointing for us right from the start, as the traffic towards Nusa Dua is especially congested in the morning. It took us…

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White-water rafting at Telaga Waja River

Telaga Waja River

“Boom.. boom.. bang!” These were the three words signifying an imminent bump into the river bank. As our raft sped down the gushing white waters, this was the one phrase I secretly wished for. We were cruising fearlessly through wild terrains and tropical jungle. We were breathing in the refreshing air that only pure nature provides, and hearing the crickets chirp with pride in their kingdom. That’s right – we…

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