I hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc anti-clockwise from 10th to 19th September of 2017 and had a truly unforgettable time. The TMB was my second long- distance thru- hike and it was the toughest yet best thing I have ever done in my life thus far. It […]
While out in the trail, it’s usually just me physically moving my feet and hands, but in my head, especially during and after certain difficult sections, thoughts naturally just pop in and sometimes they persist, like constant reminders.
In the early spring of September 2014, I decided to take a super spontaneous trip somewhere, but didn’t know where to. Work was absolutely draining at that point, and I told myself that I needed a break, no matter how little the days I could afford. And so, I applied for my leave a week before, booked my tickets, squeezed time out every night for about 5 days to plan, and I got my 5 days trip to South Island, New Zealand! Essentially minus off the flight, it was a 4 days 5 nights trip. It turned out to be one of the best breaks I’ve ever had thus far, and it’s this trip that made me love last minute trips even more.
Packing Montbell Cha-Cha Pack 35 L Women’s backpack Medium Ziplock: To store trash accumulated along the way Clothing, shoes & Hand- carried gear Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles, Slate Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket – Womens Patagonia Women’s R2® Regulator® Fleece Jacket Montbell Super Merino Wool Round Neck Shirt Womens […]
I’ve done up individual blog posts of the towns I went to on this trip, but here is a more condensed version, with minimal pics, but more focused on the overall itinerary and what I think are the highlights of each place. I’ve also added direct links to the individual destination post under each ‘Day’ section, and I highly recommend you to check those out because there’s lots more pictures and description of the places I went!
Below’s a good overview of how I did my itinerary, basically it’s a loop beginning and ending in Christchurch. I definitely have lots of places to cover on my next trip, but these are bascially the ones on my priority list!
As the year slowly comes to an end, here comes new thoughts for the new year ahead, including preparation for new adventures. It’s always fun to plan and think about where to go next, what to see, and also what to bring! Hiking is still quite a new […]
Are you planning to take your very first hiking trip? Are you wondering what to bring and how to prepare for it? I bet you must be so excited! I sure was when I was planning for mine a few years back. I am not a pro- hiker, […]
This is my current hiking gear as of now. I don’t have an extensive list because I always like to keep things that I use most of the time (and sell the others away). I’m still a relatively new hiker and I only go for hiking trips 2 […]
I began my trip to South Island in February 2016 with the Kepler Track. This was my first multi-day hike, and I’d started planning for it in late September 2015. I’d wanted to do one of the great walks in NZ, and so I began with researching on the Department of Conservation(DOC) website(very useful by the way), narrowed down through the various trails by hike duration, browsed through pictures of the scenery and decided to do this one.
I’ve received several requests to put up my packing list for the Kepler Track hike, so without further wait, here it is! I got most items off Amazon, cos such gears normally cost a lot more in shops here in Singapore. By Category Packing North Face 50 litres […]