Finally I'm starting to come to the end of going through all the photographs we took during a year of hiking and traveling in New Zealand and Australia. During the entire 4500km across New Zealand, Stewart Island and Australia we made self-portraits, inspired by other hikers who had done the same along the PCT. And … Continue reading A year of through-hiking
Starting something without any expectations whatsoever can lead to unexpected surprises, and honestly, I am a fan of these moments. I've never had a great interest in the Camino: I always considered it too paved, it seemed far too touristic, and with no tenting options it didn't really lean close to my idea of a … Continue reading A little bit of the Camino
It has been almost one year now since we came to the finishing line of our Te Araroa hike. From there we moved on to the Bibbulmun Track, but after that it's been quiet from our part. It has been an incredibly busy winter for us up here in the Arctic, one in which we barely … Continue reading Wild Spirits
When the time had finally come to fly back to Europe I was nervous: nervous about having a culture shock, nervous about seeing the same people again after all that had passed, nervous about disliking Belgium even more than I used to. Surprisingly, I loved being there. It was great spending time in my home … Continue reading To the end of the road. And then a little bit further.
So then, this is it! Tonight will be our final night in a bed and our last good meal before we get on the trail. We just got to Whangarei now, a small city in Northland. Tomorrow morning we are catching a ride with a vey friendly Kiwi woman who has offered to take us … Continue reading A final bed and a final meal
I always said that I would not fly to New Zealand for a mere month of holiday. Well, now that I made it here I am very, very happy that I don't have to go the same way back any time soon. That was one long trip to this far, far away country. And what … Continue reading Hello New Zealand!