| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:44 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:40 am 
Offline
Prefers Jar Jar Binks over Han Solo
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:54 am
Posts: 2154
Location: Munich, finally!
Hello everyone! I'm back, in case you noticed I was gone!

I had the most amazing vacation, it was really needed! Unfortunately I didn't meet any NZ PPKers (at least as far as I know), but still, the visit re-confirmed my love for this beautiful country.

So, here is a summary of our trip:
We walked along rocky beaches

Image

We hiked through dense forests

Image

Along rivers
Image

Reaching beautiful lakes
Image

After an unexpected 10 hours hike, we though we were hallucinating
Image
(it's a wallaby)

We enjoyed unspoiled beaches and the roaring ocean
Image

We hiked to untouched little hidden lakes
Image

And took many pictures of waterfalls
Image

We climbed up a volcano
Image

"50 shades of green: travels through NZ"
Image

Some points are just beyond description
Image

Vegan breakfast at the Southern Cross in Wellington (the menu also offered a vegan burger, and every dish was marked if vegan or if possible to make vegan)
Image

And we explored caves and tunnels
Image

All in all we had a smashing time, with just a couple of issues, like going on a hike expecting it to be max 6 hours, and instead hiking for 10, or driving toward some far away lakes and realizing in the middle of nowhere that we were out of gas. But we survived it all and now I have a nice tan and am back enjoying Munich.

So, what happened here?

_________________
I dunno, I guess I just get enthused over eating big ol' squishy balls. - Interrobang?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:42 am 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 4751
Location: zomgz dijk
Wow. Gorgeous pictures! How long were you there?

_________________
ॐ लोकः समासतः सुखिनो भवन्तु
http://www.embracingtheworld.org


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:49 am 
Offline
Prefers Jar Jar Binks over Han Solo
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:54 am
Posts: 2154
Location: Munich, finally!
Three weeks! We only had a few days of rain, all the rest worked out perfectly.

eta: and obviously I am unable to take straight pictures. All the horizons are crooked!

_________________
I dunno, I guess I just get enthused over eating big ol' squishy balls. - Interrobang?!


Last edited by Anek on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:49 am 
Offline
Bathes in Braggs
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:03 am
Posts: 1335
Location: Nova Scotia
Beautiful pictures, Anek!

(I wonder how much tourism will increase because of the Hobbit movies?)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:01 am 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Posts: 4788
Location: Santa Cruz whoop whoop
LoTR already increased NZ tourism a lot...

_________________
"Trolling an internet message board, The Greatest Activism Of All." - pandacookie
Вы такие сексапильные, когда злитесь


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:16 am 
Offline
Top of the food chain & doesn't need to prove it
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:33 am
Posts: 665
Location: CoWo
ugh, so homesick.

Looks as if you had a fantastic time! I'm curious as to how vegan-friendly the touristy places were, there seems to be a bit of vegan main streaming occurring (at a glacial pace, but still) in the big cities - how were the smaller towns?

_________________
Go Marmite big or go home. - pandacookie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:32 am 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Posts: 5272
Lovely trip! Welcome back! <3

_________________
"I'm sorry! I'm Canadian!"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:32 pm 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9698
Location: Seattle
Wow wow wow.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:39 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:14 pm
Posts: 3663
Location: NJ/Philadelphia
Looks like an amazing vacation! Welcome back!

_________________
"Gnome kicking says a lot a man's character." - Babbette


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:45 pm 
Offline
Dislikes Rick Santorum
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 am
Posts: 5557
Location: United States of New England
WOW!!
amazing pictures. what a beautiful place.
i would love to go to that end of the globe but it's SO FAR on a plane.

thanks for sharing those pics are gorgeous!

_________________
Unimpressed Baby Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:04 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:34 am
Posts: 2446
Wow. Pretty pictures!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:37 pm 
Offline
Venomous Head of Veganism
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 8592
WTFGORGEOUS!

_________________
"You guys are a little bit fast to identify as not-mumbles. " ~ mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:50 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:50 pm
Posts: 3313
Location: The Bene
Stunning! That looks like an amazing vacation, Anek!

_________________
Ain't no guarantees in life, and nothing that comes out of my vagina can change that. - Erika Soyf*cker

I'd rather have a cupcake and a matte stomach. - Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:57 pm 
Offline
No-pants hermit 4 lyfe
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 3164
Location: BKLN
my envy . . . it is boundless.

_________________
"rise from the ashes of douchebaggery like a fancy vegan phoenix" - amandabear
"I'm pretty sure the moral of this story is: fork pants." - cq


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:54 pm 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:26 pm
Posts: 1606
Location: santa cruz!
oh my gosh, those pics are AMAZING!!! Wowsers!!! What a great trip!

Also, last night I had a dream that I was back in Munich, walking through a big park, and I was really happy to be there. :)

ps. so glad the goodies arrived safely!!! xoxoxox

_________________
Vegan Eats & Treats


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:15 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:11 pm
Posts: 474
Wow, that is so incredibly beautiful! I've been wanting to go to NZ for a long time.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:42 pm 
Online
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 8502
Location: Brasil
beautiful!

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:13 pm 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 6292
So much beauty! You must have had a great time.

_________________
"We are simple people, my husband is a mechanic with dirty hands, my daughter is a blue haired lesbian who's favorite activity is making people uncomfortable." - torque


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:36 pm 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:28 pm
Posts: 2536
Location: Connecticut
Oh my goodness! So lovely.

_________________
"I never do anything you say, Isa. When I cook from VWAV and it says to add one cup of flour, I add three cups of olive oil! Now who wants some forking muffins??"-ExpiredSanity
Tumblr
Cast Iron & Cupcakes
I guess I have a Twitter now


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:29 am 
Offline
Bathes in Braggs
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:01 am
Posts: 1296
Location: sunshine coast, australia
ooooh so tempting! must get across to nz one of these days...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:44 am 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:05 pm
Posts: 1965
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
what happened is.. i am super jealous of your trip!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:43 am 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 5137
Location: WV
Gorgeous! And wallaby!

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:17 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:01 pm
Posts: 477
Location: Coeur d' Alene, ID
That is my kind of vacation! Thanks for sharing, Anek!

_________________
I once caught the clap from a salty navy bean on shore leave. Damn beans.--Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:44 pm 
Offline
Dead by dawn
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Posts: 8019
Location: Seattle
smoothie wrote:
what happened is.. i am super jealous of your trip!

Hehe. If Anek really wanted to know what happened around here while she was gone she should have gotten the scoop first and then rewarded us with the pictures.

I am also super jealous of your beautiful and amazing trip!

_________________
facebook
"The PPK: Come for the pie; stay for the croissants." - tinglepants!
"Cockblocked by Richard Branson- again!" - Erika Soyf*cker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm back from NZ! What did I miss? With pictures!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:07 pm 
Offline
Prefers Jar Jar Binks over Han Solo
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:54 am
Posts: 2154
Location: Munich, finally!
Guys! I'm glad you like the pics, but tell me what happened here! I can't read the whole forum...

Yeah, getting there is the only pain. 30 hours trip all together, the way back was the longest. 14 hours from Hong Kong to London... I never realized how big Asia is.

_________________
I dunno, I guess I just get enthused over eating big ol' squishy balls. - Interrobang?!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alin, Fizzgig, Quail, torque and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer