I have recently found myself feeling a lot more .com than .co.nz, if you know what I mean. Before we settled in NZ, we always considered ourselves global citizens who did not really belong to any one country but who moved around to live in interesting places. If the city or country did not measure […]

I have been really busy with work recently and have spent a fair bit of time in airports going backwards and forwards to Christchurch. Unfortunately, this tends to interfere with my daydreaming about cycling across lavender and tulip strewn idyllic landscapes and planning for the trip. I have however had some time to think about […]

A few weeks ago I started a search for stylish yet practical waterproof clothing that would pack small for the trip. This has been a lot more difficult than one would imagine. Most of my google searches returned items that looked very much like ‘sport cycling’ clothing with all the standard ‘essential’ features of fluorescent […]

To date I have been preparing for the trip by looking at external requirements such as the bicycle and trailer, and the logistics of how it all might work. However, there is also the elephant in the room that I have so far avoided …. me. (I originally wrote me plus the Husband here but […]

Following on from my initial post about ‘The Trip’ I came up with a cunning plan. I decided that I could gather together all of the posts I write on the topic to compile a best selling travel book and become uber famous and a millionaire as a result! Whilst waxing lyrical about my travel […]

Last week was a very interesting week for this particular cyclopolitan. I have had an idea nagging at me and rattling around in my head for some time in various forms and last week it crystalised into an actual plan. So here it is: At the end of 2013, the husband and I will embark […]