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Milford Sound: The eighth wonder of the world

10am checkouts are a pain. But they make you get started. We liked this backpackers. Much nicer than what I remember from my gap year for sure….. breakfast in the shared kitchen, some work and off we went again to Te Anau, marvelling at its perfect lake, en route to Milford Sound. The road takes […]



Friends! There is something truly remarkable about New Zealanders. They are the friendliest, most positive and welcoming people we have EVER met. Ever. This goes for the road worker, the petrol pump attendant, waiter or elegant gentleman in the city. Without exception, we are welcomed, chatted to, helped, smiled at, waved at, wherever we go. […]

Road schooling #2

The reality of home schooling on the road. As we are only away for three months, and the girls have time to catch up when home, I’m frankly not overly concerned about what they are missing (school teachers please pretend you never read that :)) because it goes without saying that all these incredible experiences, […]


The power of recording memory

I try to get around to the darn blog, while Alberto and the girls make things of great beauty, with watercolours, maps, scraps, treasured memories… Map making and diary writing – the power of recording memories in whichever way resonates with each and every one of us.  Understanding that a certain amount of discipline is […]

Road Schooling: almost ready to rumble

So we are at a mere 16 days to go….How best to keep the girls up to date with schoolwork while we are away?  Who knows… who cares?! Surely nothing can beat road schooling: seeing the world, trying new foods, meeting people from all walks of life, living out of a back pack, getting sweaty […]