I am starting my New Year in style! I will be exploring the North Island with my pal in a camper van with the Irish flag emblazoned upon it. I feel very patriotic with a dash of expat missing home nostalgia.
The sun setting in Taupo, 2015
New Years Eve in Taupo
New Years Day geothermal cleanse
Kiwi ingenuity at it’s best: a park bench boat
This impressive piece of work took two inspirational kiwi’s 1 week & around $1200 to create. It comes with built in drinks holders, a centrepiece chilly bin & built in bbq (so the sausages don’t roll off!). They have speakers, oars, life jackets & parasols to protect you from the sun. It really has everything! These guys even took its first test run in the sea. I have fallen in love with the kiwi spirit all over again!
Another geothermal pool
Raining & I just don’t care
I wasn’t called upon to drive which is fortunate as after spells of driving in Italy, Ireland & Switzerland in the past year I really don’t have a clue which side of the road to drive on – never mind which side the drivers seat is on…. I was in charge of the beats which ranged from hip hop to chilled out instrumentals. I like to think I rocked it.
Next time you see two white freckled Irish people in a camper van, know that they have probably just jammed to a sick rap beat.
Happy New Year! x