Spotting yellow-eyed penguins in the Catlins

Curio Bay penguins

Before coming to New Zealand, I always associated penguins with extremely cold places, like Antarctica for example. For some reason – maybe because of nature films or something – I had these mental images of penguins as tiny little black & white figures, standing on big chunks of ice in the middle of the ocean, […]

Crazy mountain adventures: hiking Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond summit view

Recently, Frank and I sat down in a local coffee shop – because: free power and wifi 🙂 – and started mapping out our plans for the next week or so. We had some time before our Working Holiday Visa application would be processed and wanted to do some hiking. When traveling with my mom […]