Hiking Abel Tasman National Park

I stayed at a campground right outside the entrance to the national park. The weather forecast showed a lot of rain in the radar. Able Tasman is famous for its beautiful multi days hiking trail that takes you along the coast of the Tasman sea. I gambled with the weather and decided to hike part…

Stray’ing South Island

I bought a two weeks bus pass from Stray (a hop-on hop-off bus) to go around the South Island NZ in November. I flew in to Auckland and then took another short flight to Christchurch. The bus came to drop off passengers and pick up a few new passengers, and off we went. Our first…

Beautiful Medieval Towns

I started off the new year with a long weekend trip to the Alsace region in north-eastern France. My first stop was Colmar, which is considered the ‘capital of Alsatian wine’. The city has a beautiful well-preserved medieval town with colorful half-timbered houses. The weather in January was cold; the temperature was only in the…