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Tagged With: camper van

The Nasty Business Of Cleaning A Camper Van’s Toilet Cassette: A Step-By-Step Guide

Ahh…camper vans! What better way to discover and take in all of New Zealand’s beauty than by traveling in a camper van? You can stop wherever, whenever you want. You can park beside the uber-gorgeous Lake Tekapo in New Zealand (just for pics because camping is not allowed in the immediate vicinity). You can choose … Continue reading »

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The Pros & Cons Of Using A Camper Van In New Zealand’s South Island In Winter

This is the first of a mini-series on our camper van experience in New Zealand’s South Island in June 2011. I originally thought of writing one long post covering everything but as I started with the first draft, I realised that there are so many facets to the camper van experience that demand posts of … Continue reading »

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Farewell, New Zealand

And so our 5-day road trip in New Zealand ends today. I think I’ll need a few weeks to recover… The children, however, are in high spirits and loved the experience so much that they are now bugging their father to buy a camper van in Malaysia. Fortunately for him, the Malaysian Road Transport Department … Continue reading »

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Kia Ora!

AirAsia promotional fares during launch of Kuala Lumpur-Christchurch sector: RM470 (~USD160). Self-contained 6-berth camper van rental: NZD149 per day (discounted winter rate). Prepaid broadband package from 2degrees Vodafone: NZD20 for 1 gigabyte. Camping at, tweeting from and blogging from the foot of Aoraki: priceless. *Kia ora = ‘hello’ in Maori (Photo taken using HTC Desire … Continue reading »

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