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Looking through our lens

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Hi people! Since we are now a lot more relaxed it feels like a lot of effort to write a whole blog post. Therefore we have decided to treat you all to a photo show today instead ;)

Picking up where we left off – hitchhiking!

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After being dropped off at the edge of town by Sam, it took only a few minutes for Mitch to kindly pick us up and deliver us to the doorstep of our hostel in Taupo.

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Ancient super volcano turned lake Taupo, with great views of our next goal in the distance.

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Totally fresh and awake at 05:30 AM!

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Aaaaand Isabella not so much anymore after the first 200m climb ;) (Devil's Staircase, http://www.tongarirocrossing.org.nz/national-park/soda-springs-to-south-crater)

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But big rewards came afterwards :)

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“Gollem! Gollem! Precioussssss”

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Chilling in a natural hot spring helps to soothe the muscles afterwards.

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After 6 years apart – the love story between Michael and Speights continues. Finally reunited!

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Logistical difficulties changed our route from West to East - Destination sunny Napier. (Yes, the helmets look ridiculous.)

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Taking bikes to the oldest winery in New Zealand to get drunk on the cheap ;)

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Although it may not look like it, there was plenty of ripe grapes in bottles available for “tasting”.

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A little bit of home (and marketing talent) in Napier.

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Our last stop on the North Island – visiting friends in (really) windy Wellington!

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Thanks to Chris and Helene for the kiwi hospitality, fush & chups, great time cathing up and bush lounging!

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Chilled out and on the road again – our travels continue next time when we take the ferry down South.

Stay tuned for more (maybe even a full blog post again ;))

Michael & Isabella

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