Category: Travel Log

The Peppercorn Creek Farm – Meeting the Twelve Tribes

It’s mid December. We are in Australia now and the first place where we’re going to stay and volunteer is the Peppercorn Creek Farm in Picton, close to Sydney. The people living on this farm belong to the so called 12 tribes, a community following Yashua, the Messiah (which Christians know as Jesus) and focusing…


Kawai Purapura – a volunteering Yoga experience

Today I want to take you to Kawai Purapura (KPP), a Yoga Retreat and Community in Auckland. We spent two times one week there. First before Manu arrived and then directly afterwards. Therefore I’ve split the post in two parts. Before Manu came Our trip through the northern island of New Zealand is over and…


Deep down South

There is a special time ahead. We’re waiting for Manu, a friend coming from Germany. We’ll travel together the next 5 weeks. New Zealand’s south island is going to be our main destination, so snowy mountains, glaziers, stunning beaches and impressive wildlife ahead. After picking up Manu at the Auckland airport we don’t want to…


North Island – New Zealand

After leaving Santipada Buddhist Monastery we’re heading south visiting NZ’s biggest Kauri tree and passing the small town of Helensville. We’ve been attracted by the name and need to have a look. It’s maybe not that kind of a charming place but also part of the countries character. Our next destination is Coromandel Peninsula around…


Santipada – Living Meditation

It’s two weeks ago when we past Santipada Buddhist monastery near Keri Keri, North New Zealand, the first time. Early in the morning the gates were still closed, but the women living next door told us they should open soon and it’s possible to visit the place. We decided to wait and prepared some coffee in…


Merry Christmas … again :-)

   


New Zealand’s Far North

Okay, let’s go. We are on the road after spending almost two weeks in Auckland. We’ve been quite excited and also somewhat impatient the last days. It’s time to leave the city! We follow highway 1 and stop for the night at a campground that belongs to a local pub. A group of locals is chatting…


…after the sun comes rain…Arriving in New Zealand

Almost one year in Asia, almost one year 30 degrees or even more every day… We know, it’s not going to be like that in New Zealand. But still, my body and mind seem totally unprepared when leaving Auckland airport and facing rain, wind and 14 degrees. Okay, put on all your clothes and stop complaining. It’s…


Jakarta – last days in Asia

Our time in Asia is running out. In only three days we will be on the plane from Jakarta to Auckland, New Zealand. We’re excited and looking forward, but first we have to go from Yogyakarta to Jakarta. We decide to take an overnight bus again to save some money and sleep while traveling. To…


Yogyakarta and Mount Merapi

Yogyakarta Indonesia’s 30 day stay permission is causing some unusual time pressure for us. Almost three weeks are over and we are still on Sumatra. Distances are huge and we always made them by using public transport like the locals do. We never met any other tourists in long distance buses. Foreigners mainly use planes…