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Almost ready to leave

Spent the day clearing out and buying stuff for the van as it needs everything. Also got the tyres changed, the battery terminals fixed so it now re-charges and managed to come across an abandoned Toyota just like ours so ‘acquired’ the stays off the back, so the boot remains open. Another...

permalink written by  chrischarly on January 6, 2012 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Still no wheels...

It is so hard to go and look at vehicles when we ourselves don’t have any wheels! But we still continued the search and saw a few more today, none we particularly fell in love with though.

permalink written by  chrischarly on January 3, 2012 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Looking for wheels

Had a look at quite a few vans and cars today, all of them over-priced for what they are and many things wrong with them which Chris could tell by having a look. Busy day but I suppose it is just our first day of looking for vehicles. Just hoped it would be as easy as it was in Oz.

permalink written by  chrischarly on January 2, 2012 from Frankton, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly Down Under



Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! With Christmas and New Year out of the way, we are now on a search for a new van! So the first thing we did was to get a lift into town and take back and replace the broken portable internet stick we brought yesterday with another one twice the price that also didn’t work. So...

permalink written by  chrischarly on January 1, 2012 from Frankton, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly Down Under



End of the year

The last day in 2011. Been a fantastic year, been to and seen a load of amazing places and collected some unforgettable memories. We didn’t do a lot today. Justine had plans with a few of her friends and as New Year’s isn’t exactly that special to us; just another day, we stayed in and had a...

permalink written by  chrischarly on December 31, 2011 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Recovering.... AGAIN

After a fantastic night’s sleep, Chris and I woke up massively hung-over at 1pm and woke Justine as she was supposed to be going to a hotel with a friend. She eventually got up at 2pm and left at 4 a few hours later than planned and we spent a relaxing day chilling out watching films.

permalink written by  chrischarly on December 30, 2011 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Another night binge drinking...

Woke up, too windy again for the course so we cleared and packed up headed back to Queenstown picking up an Italian friend of Justine’s along the way. When we got back we dropped off Justine and headed into town to pick up Tracy, another friend, brought a load of drinks including 2 bottles of...

permalink written by  chrischarly on December 29, 2011 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Merry Christmas!! :)

Got up and Chris got to work on food prep. Some early birds rocked up and we started on the cocktails early before a BBQ breakfast to ensure we could last the day. The whole day was a mix of drinking, chatting eating and having fun. Chris’s food went down really well and we all had a...

permalink written by  chrischarly on December 25, 2011 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Christmas Eve

Hung out at Justine’s and helped her organise the place for Christmas. It pretty much entailed a bit of tidying, lots of dressing the place up with some funky arty stuff, all mixed in with plenty of breaks in the sunshine. Chris then deboned the turkey which he was very pleased about and...

permalink written by  chrischarly on December 24, 2011 from Frankton, New Zealand
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Enjoying the sunshine

Got up and chilled for most the day in the gorgeous sunshine, reading books and drinking a few beers. Early evening we headed into the supermarket to get Christmas supplies, at the same time we found out that there had been two earthquakes in Christchurch, exactly where we were just yesterday...

permalink written by  chrischarly on December 23, 2011 from Frankton, New Zealand
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