Month: January 2013

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Driving in New Zealand: the best way to explore the South Island

I often get asked about what the best way is to discover the South Island, and my recommendation has always been to self-drive. Naturally, it depends on your circumstances. But if you have a driving licence, and are a confident driver, renting a car will give you the freedom to explore the South Island in your own time. I have… Read more →

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Travel photo: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto’s most famous shrines. It is probably more widely known to foreigners as the shrine of the thousand red gates, and located in Kyoto’s Fushimi-ku district. The Shinto shrine consists of thousands of red gates, or toriis, along a network of paths, leading through the forest up to Mount Inari. Walking right up… Read more →

Christchurch Cathedral after the earthquake

Christchurch after the earthquake: a photo journey

Visiting Christchurch was a sobering end to an action-packed road trip across the North and South Islands. The Garden City, as it is called, really surprised me; naturally it was sad seeing the city for the first time after the earthquake, but at the same time, it was great to experience the reconstruction, innovative projects and the great attitude of… Read more →

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