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Lorenzo “The Italian Snail” Visits Rongolia

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     Italian traveller Lorenzo Sebastio is a real backpacker and there aren’t many left. He calls himself a “snail” as he carries his house on his back everywhere he goes and … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track – MTB Paradise

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There are stars glittering in the sky – it is still dark out – too early for the sun to be up yet and we’re in the car driving north.  We have a mission planned –…

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Hard Road Leads to Nice Cuppa Tea Atop Mt Hua Shan

Monday, January 6, 2014 This may be the scariest trail in the world….. We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. … Continue reading

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Auckland Lad Attempts 1st Lap of N.Z. Coast on Foot

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     On day 173 of his epic attempt to walk the coastline of New Zealand, intrepid 19-year old traveller Brando Yelavich arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at … Continue reading

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Aussie/Kiwi Unicyclists Take on Heaphy Track

On a sunny May morning in Karamea, five unicyclists from Australia and New Zealand prepared for a world-first adventure…to traverse the Heaphy Track on unicycles. It is believed to be the first-ever unicycle team to attempt the riding of the … Continue reading

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The Wonderfully Wild West Coast

  Off the Top of My Head   By Paul Murray     The West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is a slice of paradise sandwiched between the roaring Tasman Sea and the majestic Southern Alps. It … Continue reading

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Wild Wild West Coast Towns

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   Karamea Way up north as far as you can drive; you’ll arrive at the warmest, driest place on the wonderful West Coast. Karamea has a great climate year round and … Continue reading

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