This is What I Do When Wifi is Bloody Expensive in NZ

This is What I Do When Wifi Is Bloody Expensive in NZ

  Calling Someone? Checking out an email or simply have to surf the Internet but you are on a frugal mode to spend even a cent on the Internet? If you are heavy data user and you are traveling in New Zealand for long, I’ll be sorry for you.   It is ridiculously expensive to use the Internet in New Zealand, even getting free Wifi in towns you gotta spend something. It’s like every single Megabyte data is being counted. It won’t make any sense if you are coming from…

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Why You Should Travel Now And Not Later

Why You Should Travel Now And Not Later

  It was exactly 13 months ago – after my solo year-long backpacking adventure to explore the land of the long white cloud – New Zealand.   Now I am back – leaving the country with everlasting memories that I would never experience if I did not leave home about a year ago.   Truly a hell of an experience.   It drastically changed the way I see long term travel – many crazy things went on the whole year – I hitchhiked coast to coast in South Island, attempted…

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How To Rent A Car For Free in New Zealand

How To Rent A Car For Free in New Zealand

  Renting a car overseas may break your travel budget. But how if you can rent a car for free to get to certain places? Why pay more to rent the car for few days when you can relocate a car for free?   During my New Zealand travel stint, I once drove a 7-Seater MPV from Queenstown to Christchurch and paid absolutely nothing to the car rental company. That’s including a free full tank petrol.   Too good to be true? Let me explain how you can do that too. Read further….

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7 Ways To Get Free Accommodation While Backpacking

7 Ways To Get Free Accommodation While Backpacking

    Before going on a long backpacking trip, one will survey the general accommodation cost and eventually try finding the cheapest place that they could crash on – almost all backpackers do this.   With sites like Hostelworld, Hostelbookers or Hostels.com, you could probably find the cheapest deal on the planet. They are really great, but the longer you stay, more cash need be to fork out.   How could you possibly save while backpacking and staying longer at each place? Are there any ways you could get free accommodation while backpacking?   The answer is…

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15 Eye Catching Street Art in Quake City Christchurch

15 Eye Catching Street Art in Quake City Christchurch

  15 Eye Catching Street Art in Quake City Christchurch   We all know Christchurch in New Zealand as a quake city that has been ravaged by several massive Earthquake in the past – almost all the city’s infrastructure were ripped-off into massive rubble –  it was once a culturally beautiful city in the Canterbury region.   The rebuilt has been well under its way and have seen more buildings were up and it’s slowly gaining back its glorious day. If you walk past the damaged buildings in the Christchurch, you could…

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Simple Hacks You Should Know Before Staying at Hostels in NZ

Simple Hacks You Should Know Before Staying at Hostels in NZ

  Being a frequent sleeper in hostels, I always look for the best option on how to save on backpackers hostel rent – finding a cheap rate, but with reasonably good service and facilities. When I was in New Zealand, I saved lot on backpackers hostel rent with this simple hack – I’ll explain how.   If you are backpacking longer in New Zealand, say for a month, and will be staying in a hostel, I highly suggest you getting a BBH card and get few dollars off your rent – every day. I used…

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5 Rules You Shall Know Before Hitchhiking

5 Rules You Shall Know Before Hitchhiking

  Have you ever hitchhiked before? Maybe at least once in your lifetime – I believe most people are not used to the idea of hitchhiking when you travel – only sights of horror lingers in your mind whenever you see somebody wanted to hitchhike.    After my first hitchhiking, it completely changed the way I see the world out there. I did this without fear of getting robbed or even worse being killed. If I was living in fear for anything, my life would manifest into believing that achieving great things…

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Nov 14th : Horrifying Earthquake Experience While Backpacking in NZ

Nov 14th : Horrifying Earthquake Experience While Backpacking in NZ

  Have you ever felt a strong Earthquake before? For those who did, it may put you down emotionally and for some, it can be really horrifying when it is a massive one – which I went through while backpacking in New Zealand.     Here’s my story of the massive 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake that rocked the South Island on Monday, November 14, 2016.     I was in Blenheim, New Zealand when it all happened. While this is not new for New Zealanders experiencing earthquakes over the past decades, this occurrence has many impacts emotionally on the residents,…

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How I Hitchhiked From Coast to Coast in New Zealand

How I Hitchhiked From Coast to Coast in New Zealand

  Hitchhiking can be pretty adventurous things to do when you travel and you could meet interesting people along the way.   It sounds fun, but for some reason hitching a ride expose you to some preying eyes, making yourself vulnerable to those with bad intention while offering you a ride. However, there are few places and countries where hitchhiking tends to be a norm and technically safe to do so.   Countries like Australia and New Zealand were among the best known for hitchhiking experience, it’s known to be safe,…

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The Magnificent Cook Strait Crossing with Interislander Ferry

The Magnificent Cook Strait Crossing with Interislander Ferry

Do you remember the last time you get onboard sailing through a magnificent strait surrounded by beautiful islands, and seeing an abundance of mystique nature around you?   I did and I was really appalled by the New Zealand Cook Strait Crossing with Interislander Ferry (July 2016), on a perfect sunny day.   Does it worth it?   Now if you ask me, it is truly one of the Middle Earth Cruise here in New Zealand! Depends on the weather, you will be enthralled by magnificent view from the deck during the crossing.  …

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