Before setting out on our 7 month adventure, there were 2 stops I was looking forward to most, one was a place I’ve always wanted to go and knew I’d love as soon as we got there. That was New York. The other was Tokyo, which was brilliant too.
After the fun of Chicago, we arrive in Toronto for a few days for some sun, sand, sights and bloody big water falls.
After the busy few days in San Francisco it was time yet again to jump onboard the Greyhound and make our way up to Vancouver, Canada via a brief stop in Seattle.
Well. After a calamity of a journey which will go down in the history of our trip as the worst bus journey EVER, we eventually made it to Las Vegas, almost 13 hours late for part two of our Las Vegas experience.
After spending time in Memphis, home of the blues and birth place of rock n roll, it was time to move on, and sticking to the musical theme, we hit New Orleans; the home of Jazz, the big easy!
After a somewhat monumental 35 hour bus journey from Vegas (it should have been 30), we finally made it to Dallas, and having not made any real plans we would leave quite surprised.
Well we did it, we landed in LA after possibly the worst flight of the trip so far. Already annoyed, and Jem nursing a migraine, we then had to endure the worst immigration & security clearance or the trip so far. Welcome to America.
Arriving in Auckland for our final few days in New Zealand, we had plenty planned for us by our hosts plus a day or so to get sorted before we moved on again to Fiji. It was also where we’d part company with out JUCY camper van.
Our third week plus a few days has been spent within a stones throw of the sea. The weather starting out all stormy but coming good, very good at times, as TwoFromWales and JUCY Lucy made our way up the Coromandel, through Auckland, around Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga & the Bay of Islands and…
The second week has been a much more relaxed week here in New Zealand. We’ve driven half as far; only 1,135km since our last post ended, even managing to stay for a couple of nights in the same place a couple of times. Oh, and Jemma fell out of a plane at 12,000ft.