Winter

Ideas for Winter trips in Europe

Winter time is the time when we cosy up in chunky knits, boots and scarfs. It gets darker and much colder, but that doesn’t mean we should snuggle up indoors with the fire on and a hot chocolate (though that idea is also quite appealling). Getting out and about in the Winter can be just as fun and excting as in the Summer, with a number of activities such as...

How to survive a winter in New Zealand

How to survive a winter in New Zealand

Like many people from the Northern hemisphere, or perhaps just the UK. I always thought of places like New Zealand and Australia as a tropical paradise, a place with constant sunshine, or at least nice mild weather in general. Iโ€™ve lived through 2 winters in New Zealand, so I feel I am better prepared on how to get through it.   As I write this, I am currently...

Winter in Lake Tekapo

Winter in Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Country, South Island; is probablyย my most blogged about location (after Christchurch). On June 15th, with my friend newly arrived from London we made the trip along with my flatmate and a fellow traveller. The weather did not look promising for the entire week, or even on the day, but we went anyway, and I am glad we did. This trip will...

Snow in June: a southern hemisphere winter

Snow in June: a southern hemisphere winter

We are now 7 days into winter in New Zealand, and this is what happenedย a few days agoย (June 6th 2012)   It started at 8am (photo one top left hand corner) as I was leaving for work, and (top left) is what the end result was around 4pm when it stopped. I thought initally when I arrived that I’d find it very strange to see snow in June, and I guess yes...

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