Round The World Trip

By Yifat & Andrey Shirben

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4 Seasons at the Milford Track

Yes, we did the Milford track. And yes, you bet we have tons of pictures to share with you.
Some of the people we’ve met before have defined it as a “walk in a park”… Well, I must say it was a pretty long and very wet park…

Of course, as you know me – it will take me a while to summarize a 4 day and almost 65 km (detailed distance calculations will obviously follow) track, so hope that I’ll be able to convey at least partly the excitement of it. Some tips are at the end as well. Continue Reading…

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Queenstown – Definitely The Queen Of The South

You can see how beautiful Queenstown is from the moment you start descending with the road from the mountains into the lake that surrounds the city. With such beautiful views and so much action going on you can clearly understand why everybody just love Queenstown. Continue Reading…

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Cookie Time At Wanaka

Wanaka – a small lovely town on the way from Haast to Queenstown that has some unique things to offer its visitors other than great views and walking tracks. So like all good tourists we went to 2 of its most famous attractions – Puzzling World and Cinema Paradiso (great activities for a half-rainy day). Continue Reading…

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From One Cloud To Another

You are probably wondering what were we doing during the last few days. Well, unfortunately between the weather turning really bad and me (Yifat) getting a light cold there wasn’t much to do but drive around from one town to another, getting glimpses of the potential beautiful views that we could have seen if the clouds and rain wouldn’t interfere…

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The Bone Dude and I

You are probably wondering what do I (Yifat) have to do with bones? well i’ll get to it shortly. It all started by saying goodbye to the dolphins of Kaikoura ans heading to Christchurch, stopping on the way in Hanmer Springs as we got warm recommendations from Tamar & Nir to visit their hot springs. Continue Reading…

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Getting Interactive With Kaikoura’s Marine Life

If  there is anything worth getting up for at 04:30 am –  it is certainly swimming with dolphins! Especially if there are ~300 of them just waiting to interact with you in the ocean. I admit that it wasn’t easy waking up so early and then putting on a wet-suit in the cold of the night/morning but once you see the first Dusky Dolphin you forget all about it… Continue Reading…

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Nelson Lakes National Park

After spending the night in our wooden cabin in St. Arnaud (which was like a “Tzimmer”) and relaxing from all the hiking activity of the week we have decided to visit one of the two lakes on Nelson’s National Park – Lake Rotoiti, this time going for a light walk – a 1.5 hours of the Peninsula Nature walk which loops the inlet of the land into the lake. Continue Reading…

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Abel Tasman Coastal Track

After exploring the South Island Sounds (Fjords in Kiwi) from above, we’d decided that it’s about time for another adventure…
We also figured out that we’re in shape for our first 2 day track here and based on the  recommendations (thanks to Tamar & Nir again) embarked onto two day Abel Tasman National Park adventure. Of course, in order to make it more interesting – we did the first day by a double sea kayak and the second one by walking. Continue Reading…

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Queen Charlotte Sound

After a windy and rainy welcome to the South Island of  NZ we decided to leave the tracking thing for the next day, hoping the weather will be better, and it was. We went hiking for 3 hours on Curios Cove (The Snout trail) which has great views on the Queen Charlotte Sound (a Sound is actually a Fjord – a long, narrow inlet with steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial activity, Many such valleys were formed during the recent ice age). Continue Reading…

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On Our Way Down To The South Island

Hi, you are probably wondering if we are done with all of this crazy extreme stories by now? well, only for the meantime.
The last few days we spent traveling down to the South Island of NZ. There isn’t much to tell but the fact that the views were beautiful, the cities was surprisingly lively and that we really took it easy (we needed a little rest after that busy week). Continue Reading…

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