New Zealand has a variety of unique bird species, and in fact, before humans came along, there were virtually no land mammals here. This changed of course, when humans came along and ruined everything, as we tend to do. As a result of deforestation, and the introduction of several predators (possum, stoats, cats and dogs), […]Read More Watch the Birdie: New Zealand Edition.
Situated in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island is a volcanic wasteland that is equal parts menacing yet beautiful at the same time. This otherworldly martian landscape is calling to be explored, for the rewards are great, yet they come at a cost, and any explorer must know the risks of going there. The […]Read More Tongariro: A volcanic wonderland.
The Pinnacles Track. Also known as the Kauaeranga Kauri trail, this is a walk which anyone on the North Island of New Zealand should do. Located in the Kauaeranga Valley in the Coromandel, it involves following a historic pack horse route used by Kauri bushmen in the 1920’s. Not only do you follow this route, […]Read More A pinnacle of hiking.
Guess what? Today marks one year from when I first started this blog. Apart from my Welcome Page, here is my first article I wrote. It’s a fairly brief overview on how I ended up leaving the religion I grew up in. Since then, I have fleshed out my story into three parts which I […]Read More Happy Birthday to my blog!
Hiking is a favourite hobby of mine. There’s nothing better than wading through nature away from civilization with some good buddies. Since this year I have been planning to write about some of the coolest hikes and adventures I have done, today this will be on Mount Te Aroha, which I have hiked up a […]Read More Scaling Mount Te Aroha.
So recently I went ‘off the grid’ to a beautiful island called Great Barrier (Aotea). 100 km north east of Auckland, the two main ways to get there are either flying or going for a 4.5 hour boat ride through a stretch of water that is often treacherous. We took the second option since it […]Read More Going ‘off the grid’ at Great Barrier Island!
I wish you all a belated Happy New Year and I hope you took some time out to enjoy being with family and friends. If Christmas is your thing, I hope you had a good time with your family and that you tolerated each other well. Some of my family is Christian but I still […]Read More A belated Happy New Year to you all!
Just this last weekend I caught up with a bunch of friends who I used to go to school with. One of my friends had just gone through a breakup like myself, so it was good to have some bonding time with him. We didn’t spend the whole weekend dwelling over breakups though, instead we […]Read More Hiking away the pain.