Discovery of the superb Aoraki / Mont Cook National Park and climbing to 1800m to reach Mueller Hut.
I travel the hilly plains of the Canterbury region and reach Mount Cook in the heart of the Southern Alps.
Ascent in tourists and bivouac at the top of ridges overlooking Lake Wanaka.
Basking on the shores of huge Wanaka Lake and exploring the surroundings of Glendhu Bay.
I continue my discovery on bicycle of the Otago region, go through Queenstown and reach Wanaka.
Hiking in the Glenorchy mountains and discovering the beautiful Mount Judah Track.
Visit Glenorchy and its surroundings and immersing myself in the environment of Isengard.
First step in my discovery of New Zealand on bicycle. I leave the Fiordland region to reach the Otago.
Discussion with Dana, Pablo and Pauline about their travel and their vision of the country.
Three-day misadventure in the valleys of Monowai and Green Lake and preparation for the rest of the trip.
Crossing Doubtful Sound by kayak, immersing myself in the beauty of the landscape and facing sandflies.
Two days and a half of superb hiking to connect Fiordland region to Glenorchy.
Three very touristy days of hike in the Fiordland valleys to reach Milford Sound.
First Great Walks in New Zealand. Four days of hiking through the varied landscapes of Fiordland.
Two magnificent days in Queenstown, the adventure capital and ski resort of the Kiwi country.
I accompany Alan for a round trip to Doubtful Sound and discover the fjord under the rain.
Discovery of Milford Sound, one of the most beautiful fjords in the Fiordland region.
Sharing the daily life of a young family of New Zealand farmers in the Southland region.
Discovery of the Dunedin region and participation in the city’s cultural activities.
A month of good mood volunteering at Hare Krishna and cooking vegetarian food.
Discovering Dunedin in the coming winter and facing some administrative difficulties.
City walks, visits to nature in Zealandia and history at Te Papa and pilgrimage linked to the Lord of the Rings.
The bad weather continues in New Plymouth and prevents me from seeing Mount Taranaki.
Exploration and adventures in the caves of the small village of Waitomo.
Walking in the footsteps of Frodo through Hobbiton and rediscovering the atmosphere of Peter Jackson’s movies.
In the middle of the fumaroles, visit of the pretty town of Rotorua and immersion in the history of the region.
Arrival in New Zealand. Discovery of Auckland and the East coast of the North Island.
After six months in Japan, I spend six weeks in Australia with my parents.
Six months in Japan. Six months of familiarity and strangeness. Misunderstanding and wonder. Contrasts.
My stay in Japan is coming to an end and I take this opportunity to stroll around Tokyo and visit the Ghibli museum.