Category archives for New Zealand

At first, you really think there are only sheep. But travelling around by bicycle makes you discover rather quickly, that there is more to the country than that: snow-capped mountains, white glaciers, deep-blue lakes, lush green native forests and the unforgettable humour of the Kiwis!

Talking to the sheep…

… and other stuff you do while on the road by bicycle.

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Our first kms…

So after having spent a lot of time in Auckland (too much time to Vera’s taste, she got all cranky about it, which wasn’t helped by the never-ending shower-rain pouring along) we finally have been cycling a bit!

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It’s hard…

… being a backpacker.

After 3 full days of running through Auckland, finding a tent and a bike to rent for both of us, Jean-Christophe had the following remarks (very much to the amusement of Vera):

“I definitely prefer working. At least you have a real weekend.”

“I can’t believe how much we have been walking today! And I still have a belly!!!”


Vera & Jean-Christophe

For the love of cycling…

Full title: Why the h*ll are we doing this? For the love of cycling…

Based on a true story. This is a work of non-fiction. All the people in it are real and are identified by their real names.

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