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At the Tapu Te Ranga Marae

We are parked up at the amazing urban Marae Tapu te Ranga, a creation of Bruce Stewart and friends who built it out of recycled materials in the 1970’s. The Marae, which can accommodate 300 people, sits on 24 hectares of land given by the Sisters of Compassion next door that is being restored to […]

New Zealand welcomes Maggie

We have had a stream of people come and visit us and our truck. Some of them have supported Maggie’s efforts in international development in over 30 countries. Some have read the stories and followed the blog. And now they get to actually see it. Very exciting. This morning we received this instagram from someone who […]

Maggie in New Zealand

We are thrilled to have our dear truck in New Zealand. It’s quite possibly the only Magirus Deutz truck in the country. Its been an amazing trip from North Africa, through Europe, into the Asian continent, and now here in NZ. Our next step will be to ship it to Cape Town and drive up […]

A Family Friendly Motorhome

This post was highlighted on Families on the Road. We are reposting it here. ———— Most RV’s cater for a retired couple and their dog. We, on the other hand, are a family of 7 including Mum, her 6 foot 6 inch husband who needs a custom bed (that’s me) and five kids who all […]

Ro-Ro and Problems with Shipping

Overcharged Has anyone else had this problem with getting your motorhome overseas? Hoegh Autoliners was the shipping company that we used to get our camper van to New Zealand through our agent, Sefco,  You might have read when I dropped off Maggie at Bremerhaven. The original quote from Sefco was US$4.798, which we paid on […]

Truck shipping in Bremerhaven with Sefco

I just dropped off Maggie at Bremerhaven where the good people at Sefco Export will get her onto a ship. Its not easy entrusting your home to a group of strangers but they have gone the extra mile to help us out. Bremerhaven is a historic town, where many Germans boarded ships for other lands. […]

Protecting the Turtles at Çıralı Turkey

Yesterday I arrived back in Turkey.The beach here at Çıralı is famous among campers because its the best place to wild camp for free in Turkey. Our family was here for a month last year and really enjoyed the ancient ruins of Olympos right next to the beach. This beach is protected from development because it […]

Wedding in Bali

People are so friendly here. We were invited into a wedding that was happening next door. We couldn’t say no. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Irwin Oley on the occasion of their wedding. Irwin is the Reservation Manager for Alila Hotels and Resorts in Bali.