Rotten eggs for everyone!

I breathe in and the sulfur hits me in the face like a sledgehammer. I turn around nauseated, trying to find out where that smell comes from and why it is there, in the middle of the city. I’ve arrived in Rotorua 2 days ago and I’m still not used to the smells that come from the volcanic activities surrounding the city.

Rotorua is the 10th biggest city in New Zealand and it is on my way between the Tongariro Crossing and Coromandel, my next stop which is why I decided to spend a couple of days here. It is famous for its “geothermal activities”, which means that the whole city smells like rotten eggs and that you can take mud baths in natural mud pools and that there are geysers and volcanic craters. Continue reading “Rotten eggs for everyone!”

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Rotten eggs for everyone!

A minimalist on the Tongariro Crossing – my bad weather alpine experience

β€œWhat you see is what you get. If you don’t like it, you can stay in the bus, I’ll bring you back and you will get a refund”

It was raining. I’ve waited 10 months to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and it was bloody raining. I got out of the bus, which had brought me and 20 other travellers ot the carpark of the Crossing at 8:30AM in the morning and immediately put on my rain jacket. Continue reading “A minimalist on the Tongariro Crossing – my bad weather alpine experience”

A minimalist on the Tongariro Crossing – my bad weather alpine experience

Bye bye Wellington – this minimalist is traveling again

Sorry for not having posted new posts for a longer time, I’ve been busy with travel prep and leaving the country prep…

Now I finally arrived at my next destination and free library Wifi allows me to post some updates of what happened recently and how minimalistic I’m traveling now. So what happened the past 2 weeks? Well, I had to do what everyone who wants to go overseas has to do: disassemble and sell a household. This is the 3rd time already that I’m doing that and it’s kind of a routine now – I’m getting good at reducing and minimizing things to get to the essence of what’s really important.
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Bye bye Wellington – this minimalist is traveling again

The minimalist TAG

Recently the number of minimalists on youtube has grown exponentially. A couple of years ago there was barely anything about minimalism but now, more and more people vlog about their journey towards a minimalist lifestyle. As I am a blogger and not a vlogger, I take the liberty to take the TAG from youtube to my blog and answer the questions here, because I think the last time I talked about this might be a while ago.

Here are the questions and my answers are below the cut. Feel free to take them and answer them on your own blog if you want to

1. What drew you to minimalism?
2. How did you start the de-cluttering process?
3. Have you ever counted all your things? If so, how many things do you own?
4. What are your tips for dealing with the desire for more?
5. How do you deal with non-minimalists in your life?
6. Do you have any guilty pleasures where minimalism doesn’t apply?

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The minimalist TAG

10 ways to make travel more comfortable – the minimalist version

As a travelling minimalist, I don’t like bringing a lot of additional stuff with me, things that only have limited use so I won’t recommend stuff like bringing your own blanket or bringing an inflatable footrest because even though they are nice to have, these things are inconvenient to carry around afterwards and therefore impractical and don’t go well with my minimalist lifestyle. Instead I’ll focus on the small things that make a big difference, so here are the things that I do to make long flights more comfortable. They can also be used to make long bus rides or train rides more comfortable, so whichever way you prefer to travel, have a look at the below. Continue reading “10 ways to make travel more comfortable – the minimalist version”

10 ways to make travel more comfortable – the minimalist version