It has been awhile. Sorry for the delay – so many activities! Anyway before I begin I wanted to let you know that I am writing this blog post with this view. Below is Queenstown and across are the Remarkables – a mountain range filmed for many scenes in LOTR!!

Abel Tasmen is the name of the Dutch explorer who found New Zealand. It is also the name of a beautiful national park. I am now on the Stray bus. I joined on with them in Picton. Basically the company runs a guided tour company around New Zealand. It is a hop on hop off bus service with various routes around the country. The route I chose is minimum 15 days. Every night they stop at random hostels around the country. Some places they stay 2 nights. If…

Halo! Right now I am in Picton. Picton is a small port city located on the north part of the South Island. This is my second night here. Tomorrow I board a Stray Bus for a 20ish day tour of the south island. Up to this point I have been doing a point-to-point destination bus – similar to a Greyhound. With this form of travel, you miss a lot, so I opted to pay a little extra for a guided tour.