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There is a bit of nostalgia in today’s post as we visited Coromandel peninsula and Tauranga in the summer of 2015. At that time, we were in a fairly decent climbing form and decided to follow the instructions in our climbing guide and explore a hidden gem few kilometers from Rotorua – the Mangorewa Rock….


Wairarapa is one of the rare areas spared of the tourist madness. That’s one but not the only reason I love it there. It is spectacular. We took an advantage of the long Labour weekend and explored Wairarapa a little bit more. The highlights of our trip were definitely Rimutaka Forest, Putangirua Pinnacles, Cape Palliser…

Taroko Blog

The last stop of our Taiwanese journey was the western coast and its well-known Taroko National Park. This time we travelled by a cheaper and considerably slower train. It took us almost whole day to get from the south to the west.  The National Park was located about 30 km from our hostel, so we…