Marie got a ride to the airport with the colleague she should have been flying back with, and set ‘camp’ up a corner with a precious power socket. A cancelled meeting enabled Emma to catch a slightly earlier flight. After a quick change and some trading of packing, we bought water and headed out of … More A hop, skip and jump down the North Island
The first question you probably have is ‘why?’ The answer is because at the end of every trip we land in Auckland and instead of taking our flight home to Wellington we crave leaving the airport and hitchhiking home. We simply don’t want the adventure to end, and emboldened by managing to get ourselves around … More Why not? – Hitchhiking home
A final vlog from us both covering highlights, challenges and surprises. Email subscribers can click https://vimeo.com/231868165 to watch. A picture of our (rough) final route below the video.
Another early start to catch a flight up to Astana. With the train taking 20 hours and time being short as we draw near the end we’d opted for the 90 minute flight. From the taxi as we approached the airport we could see a bunch of aircraft that literally look parked in someone’s backyard. … More Architecture, World Expo & International DJs – Astana
Our original idea was to take a night train from Almaty to Astana, but just before we left NZ we read more about Turkistan and changed our plans. From the 16th to 18th centuries Turkistan was the capital of the Kazakh khans. It is home to the mausoleum of Turkic Muslim holy man, Kozha Akhmed … More Day tripping to Turkistan
Our night train to Shymkent left at just gone 10pm. The people at the hostel told us to get there 2 hours before and that had been the drill in Uzbekistan, but after collecting our bags from the hostel and getting a taxi there it turned out we could have arrived 30 minutes before and … More Sizzling Shymkent
A short Vlog on what technology we travel with. Note: we’ve found that the selfie stick is consistently identified as an object of interest in bag scanners, this includes train bag scanners as well as planes. Now we keep it easily accessible for a quick show and tell.