Kiwi Travellers

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, the North Coast 500 has been named among the top six road coastal road trips in the world.  Apparently set up by Prince Charles (bless) for those roadie enthusiasts wanting to take in some of the most scenic parts of the country. It truely is a stunning route, running 500 miles from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north… Read More

Islay, heaven on earth for whiskey aficionados.  Home to a handful of the worlds most famous distilleries.  The smell of peat smoke hangs in the air as they craft some of the finest wee drams on the planet.  We picked up some crackers for our growing collection.  I’m not sure how we are going to smuggle the contraband back into New Zealand!  The people are fabulous, the food is delicious (crab and… Read More

Good grief, after a 10 day journey with a flight from London to Reykjavik, an 800km drive up to Seydisfjordur to catch the ferry to Demark, 3 days on the ferry with a quick stop in the Faroe Islands, 1,000km down to Amsterdam, an overnight ferry to Newcastle, and 300km’s drive north, we’ve arrived in Scotland!  The irony is that it’s a 2 hour flight from Iceland to Glasgow…  Haggis and a… Read More

Iceland prides itself on key tourist attractions that bring over a million visitors to the island every summer.  Sure there are the glaciers, the amazing sceanery etc etc, but they also sell the hell out of some other must-see assets; namely the whales, the puffins, the reindeer…  and I’ve eaten them all.  Let’s review some of these non-PC eats: Puffin – usually caught in a net (bit like a lacrosse game) and… Read More

We leave you with great sadness Sicily. We loved your rustic Italian style, your food; mamma mia – the seafood (when Jeasus did that cool shit with the fish, I’m sure they must have been Anchovies), the fresh produce, the simplicity in your cooking – molto bene!  Your people are welcoming, your towns are beautiful, your history is deep, the markets are inspiring – going back? “Totes Bro”! Back at London Heathrow… Read More

Sicily, home to some 5m Italians.  Relaxed mix of Mediterranean Greek / Aribic feel and amazing seafood; you are a welcome respite from the rainy days of Iceland!  It’s a cultural lunch to be back in Italy.  Crap trip here, thanks Alitalia for the unscheduled stay in a shitty hotel in Rome.  “You will be our guests for the night” was not what we needed to hear from the transit desk after… Read More