i found a french girl who went from raglan to mount maunganui one day before christmas. she was looking for people who join her in the car to share the petrol. perfect for me!
it took us about two hours until we arrived at the mount. it was really fast. Continue reading
on the next day jacob brought me to a highway which was not so far away from the mount. from there i tried to get a ride to cambridge which was about an hour drive away.
a young married couple picked me up and we drove to the mc donald in cambridge. they are both really nice and showed me a picture and video about their church. it doesn’t look like a church there, it looks more like a concert or festival. they even have got a cafe there. i hope i have the chance to visit them in their church on my way back to auckland. Continue reading
on the 21th of december i hitchhiked from coromandel town down to raglan. it took me 5 hours and 5 different cars until i arrived there.
my couchsurfing host picked me up at the library in raglan. the town is really cute and small, it remembers me of indonesia.. a small surfertown with hippievibes!
we drove 30 minutes outside of town to a place called ruapuke. the house where i stayed was in the middle of nowhere. no other houses around, nothing!
i hitchhiked from matamata which is about three hours away from coromandel on the first of december because i had to go to a wwoofing-job in a vegetarian cafe – driving creek – in coromandel town.
it was a three hour car-ride.
i waited one minute in new plymouth, a bit outside of the city centre for someone who can pick me up and bring me closer to hamilton. i got really lucky because a guy stopped and said to me that he is going all the way up to hamilton which are about 240 km.
on the 21th of november my travelbuddy marcus and i were driving from turangi where we did the tongariro-crossing to stratford. it took us 3 hours for 200 km. the road there was really bad to drive. a lot of gravel roads and a lot of one lane bridges.
the road there is called the forgotten world highway. there is nothing next to the road, really nothing. we were searching for a petrol-station but there was not even one house.
it’s only a small road and you drive along the mountains. the view is amazing!