We’re Halfway There! – South Downs Way Section Hike – Lewes>Eastbourne

“Hi, this is Kevin from Alfriston Camping!” “Oh, uh, hi!” “Let me book you in for this weekend” “Wha…? What? Oh, okay.” And hence the South Downs Way chose itself to be my second overnight camp/hike trip in the UK. I hadn’t been meaning to book a trip but I had been considering it. I wanted to check whether they accepted solo hikers on a … Continue reading We’re Halfway There! – South Downs Way Section Hike – Lewes>Eastbourne

Te Araroa 18/19 NOBO Gear List

I may have only just decided to embark on this journey, but I am already prepared in certain ways for a thru-hike of this magnitude. Not due to any physical or mental strength. Not because I’ve done something similar. But because I have a weird obsession with the Ultralight hiking blogs and PCT blogs in general. I’ve been reading about these mysterious American adventurers for … Continue reading Te Araroa 18/19 NOBO Gear List

Traitorous Kiwi Returns to ‘Rediscover Herself’ in Epic Homeland Adventure

If anyone was actually interested in my story that’s what I’d expect the headlines to read. Alas, no one is interested in my story so a sensationalised headline is not my future. Hence, I must write the story myself. Born and raised in Wanganui, New Zealand with as much resentment for the place as one might expect for a citizen who lived through the Michael … Continue reading Traitorous Kiwi Returns to ‘Rediscover Herself’ in Epic Homeland Adventure

DAY 2: Vancouver – Oh Yeah… This is Who I Am!

I wake early and the jetlag I thought I would avoid by staying up for 22hours has forced itself on me. Maxine has a place in mind for brekkie that’s a local hotspot. People line up outside and they have eggs bene. That’s all I need to be convinced this is the best brunch place in Vancouver. We walk 10minutes down the road and only … Continue reading DAY 2: Vancouver – Oh Yeah… This is Who I Am!

£17.50 Grocery List (aka. Living Rich in London)

£17.50 That’s all I’ve got this week. Usually my budget is small (thanks London and Japanese employers) but not quite this minuscule. Unfortunately, due to a number of unforeseen costs (new glasses, non-zone 3-5 transport, and a few events) my usual monthly food/social budget of £280 was reduced to £150. At the start of the month I thought that roughly £37.50 a week wouldn’t be … Continue reading £17.50 Grocery List (aka. Living Rich in London)

Killarney: DAY 6 – All Good Things

Today’s Theme: ‘All Good Things…’ My last day. So soon? I woke this morning feeling fairly relaxed but just the tiny bit anxious about how the St Patrick’s Day festivities might impede on my travel plans. I ate the last of my supplies (smoked salmon and cream cheese on a gluten free/wheat free bun) and hung out for much longer than necessary in the hostel. I’ve … Continue reading Killarney: DAY 6 – All Good Things

Killarney: DAY 4 – I Guess I’m a Loner; confirmed

Today’s Theme: ‘I guess I’m a loner; confirmed’ I should be used to shared dorm life by now but this morning was still a rude awakening. Noise I can handle but light is just rude at such an ungodly hour. But I have nowhere to go until 10.30 this morning anyway so I go down to the dining room and chat to others about their … Continue reading Killarney: DAY 4 – I Guess I’m a Loner; confirmed

Killarney: DAY 3 – Going Off the Beaten Track

Today’s Theme: ‘Going Off the Beaten Track’ I woke at a decent time but was no where near ready to get going until around 11am. But the sun was shining and the outdoors beckoning so I decided to grab a cheap lunch deal from Dunnes Store for €3.50 and take it on a walk out to Ross Island. I took a minor detour to start … Continue reading Killarney: DAY 3 – Going Off the Beaten Track