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Just a quick little update to let you all know I will soon be moving over to my new website, www.nomadsontheroad.com. Which is why I haven’t updated in a while. But fear not I have been working hard and have lots of great articles ready to update as soon as the site goes live.

I am also planning my next adventure, I have received my IEC visa for Canada and will head out to the second largest country in the world in October. A year of mountain and wilderness living awaits me. I will be updating a few times a week from the mountain town of Fernie.

See you on the road

Mike

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Entrance to Christiania

Entrance to Christiania

Rejoice! The Freetown of Christiania is once more free… well almost free, for it seems freedom also comes at a price, around £12-18 million to be somewhat precise.

The Danish capital of Copenhagen has, for the last 40 years, been home to one of the largest hippie enclaves in Europe. The Freetown of Christiania is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Denmark with the former military base transformed into a beacon of counter-culture and alternative lifestyles.

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The wharf at Tolaga Bay was once a thriving bustling pier, fishing boats, cruise ships and other vessels regularly docked at the bay. You can still see the railway tracks leading out into the bay.

The wharf at Tolaga Bay was once a thriving bustling pier, fishing boats, cruise ships and other vessels regularly docked at the bay. You can still see the railway tracks leading out into the bay.

The wharf at Tolaga Bay stretches 660 metres out into the South Pacific, but what was once a thriving pier is now a shadow of its former self, old and crumbling, unprotected and exposed to the elements.

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Who wouldn't want to live here eh?

Who wouldn't want to live here eh?

I awoke at around 5am and picked up my iPhone to have a glance at the latest twitter updates from the travel world, (this is a habit I wish I could break, but it seems I miss out on a lot of posts because of this pesky sleep thing).

I usually spend a few minutes tagging my favourite tweets so I can go back later to read them, without the sleep in my eyes. However this particular morning my mind began to wander as I was soon lost in more and more travel-related posts.

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Cape Kidnappers is a stretch of the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, located about 20km south of the art deco town of Napier.

Find out how Cape Kidnappers got its peculiar name and why there is a certain stench along a section of the Cape…

Cape Kidnappers is a stretch of the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, located about 20km south of the art deco town of Napier.

Cape Kidnappers is a stretch of the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, located about 20km south of the art deco town of Napier.

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There are many reasons to love New Zealand, the scenery, the wildlife, the people and now the music. More specifically the reggae-influenced tunes which gets Aotearoa rocking.

Here in no particular order are six reasons to love New Zealand and love its music.

This post is part of Blog4NZ, a three-day travel writing blitz, designed to let the world know that New Zealand is open for business after the earthquake which struck the country one month ago.

Follow the hastag #Blog4NZ on twitter, facebook, and meet the people behind #Blog4NZ.

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The Old Bones Backpackers is located on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, a hostel with a difference and one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets.

Read on to discover the Old Bones Backpackers…

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