Australia

Australia atau New Zealand – Mana Lagi Berbaloi?

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Negara Australia dan New Zealand adalah negara ‘orang putih’ yang paling dekat dengan Malaysia. Kalau nak rasa suasana, budaya dan iklim yang lain sikit dari negara Asia, dua-dua negara ini memang berbaloi untuk pergi.   Saya dah pernah tinggal di Australia dan New Zealand selama beberapa bulan dan saya suka kedua-duanya. Walaupun lebih kurang sama, […]

New Zealand

10 tempat menarik di New Zealand

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Saya pernah mengembara sambil buat Working Holiday di New Zealand selama 8 bulan. New Zealand adalah antara negara paling cantik yang saya pernah pergi setakat ini. Penduduknya juga peramah dan kehidupan disini sangat relax. Selain itu, ia juga mesra backpackers.   10 tempat ini adalah tempat yang paling saya suka di New Zealand sepanjang mengembara […]

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Jobs I did in New Zealand

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For whatever reason, if you ever think of taking a gap year to travel (or anything you like, outside your 9-5 job) , just take that brave decision and do it. Most probably, you’ll never know if there’s solid ground below, or hand to hold, or hell to pay (as Celine Dion’s beautiful song say […]

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Tongariro Alpine Crossings – in photo

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It was raining the previous days, but today looks promising! This is the view from my room at Tongariro National Park. After breakfast, everyone jump into the bus for the adventure.   Mount Tongariro from afar. I took this photo from inside the bus   One of New Zealand’s great walk. Essential gear, sturdy shoes, […]

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New Zealand – Tips for backpackers

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New Zealand is a tourism oriented country, which means there are competitive market for tourism and that’s mean, its a good news for backpackers. There’s a huge range of prices for transports, accommodations and activities. Although its still incomparable to travel in most of Asian countries, here’s some tips and tricks to save few bucks […]

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My current city – Hastings

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–this is backdated post, written when I was there in Dec 2010– Hawke’s Bay is known as the Wine Country. Hastings, which is one of the city in Hawke’s Bay. There are lots of vineyards. But there are also apple orchards, and few stonefruit orchards. This is one of the busiest city during summer [December […]

Itinerari

My 10+ days north island itinerary – New Zealand

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I traveled North on December 2010 with my travel partner that time, Jaja. Most of the itinerary planned by Jaja. Our route went like this: Hastings > Waitomo > Hamilton > Rotorua > Taupo > Tongariro > Wellington > Picton We started our journey from Hastings because that’s where we stayed and worked for 3 […]

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Photo Essay – Cape Kidnappers

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Cape Kidnappers is an elevated headland located nearby Clifton (the starting point for 2 hours walk/hike) in Hawke’s Bay region, north island of New Zealand. This place will be busy between October to January for gannet nesting and thousands of them will fly from Australia or other places for mating purpose.   We went there […]

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A visit to Napier Prison

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–this is backdated post, written when I was there in 2010– It’s a lazy week. We expecting for jobs, but no good news. The money we have is just enough for us to survive while waiting for the next pay. But we were bored. Wake up, read books, walk to park, cook, eat and watch […]