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Celebrating my 29th birthday on Stewart Island

Celebrating my 29th birthday on Stewart Island

December 18th 2015. I wake up this morning with another year in my bloody face. The dreaded 29 years. Before leaving for New Zealand, I was bragging here and there that this year I would celebrate my birthday on the beach because it would be summer, that I would go to the movies to see the last Star Wars and that I would have a funky barbecue.

OAMARU, THE PENGUINS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND & ME

OAMARU, THE PENGUINS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND & ME

After my big 4 days journey of crossing the South Island from Motueka to Oamaru by hitchhiking and by train, I finally arrived in Oamaru in time for the Victorian Heritage Festival, a 5 days festival which is this year placed under the sign of Alice in Wonderland! Oamaru is a beautiful coastal town in the south of New Zealand’s South Island, in the Otago region. I’m very curious about this town because it’s well known for its Victorian Heritage, its Steampunk museum, its nice climate and weather, but also because it’s possible to see some penguins in their natural habitat!

Un printemps à Napier

Un printemps à Napier

Après Taupo, mon étape c’est Napier, sur la Hawke’s Bay. Napier j’en rêve depuis que j’en ai lu la description dans mon guide avant de partir. J’en rêve encore plus depuis qu’Anaïs et mon Italien m’en ont parlé. Une ville reconstruite dans un style Art Déco, après qu’un tremblement de terre ait tout détruit en 1931.