Open End Trip

… what happens if you just go and don’t know. Remember the tour that concluded my time with Daniel in June, 1200km criss-crossing the North Island? Two months on, another Ridiculous Roady but so different. This time it was not to part ways on individual plans, but to venture into the very unknown. All we … More Open End Trip

The Fifth Season

It’s not winter, it’s warm. Sort of. But raining, sunny, then pouring down. What is it? 20 rainbows a day while we keep pulling little pine trees out of the ground and crop their roots. Fun 5.0, the final chapter of a horticultural career. What started with apricots in the southern summer finds its end … More The Fifth Season

Southern Sky

Permanent holiday can get a bit monotonous. That’s what I realized (among other things) during these six weeks in the bay. Time to shake things up a bit and take a flight. Good exercise for my spontaneity, I booked 8 days ahead with not much else set up for when I would set foot on … More Southern Sky

Beached As

What’s “real New Zealand” A glimpse into Kiwi culture to start with: (just kidding) . But hands down, on this stage I met more locals than before, to prove my thesis. They are crazy as… 1000 islands, more or less, and just about as many thoughts in my head. Paihia, the Bay of Islands, was … More Beached As

The Longest Month

When you close your eyes and see apples, when your dreams repeat themselves with apples in boxes, apples on trays and conveyor belts, when all you can smell is apples, you can be sure that the apple season has been going on for too long. Tell me, where is the life? To travel, work here … More The Longest Month