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Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hike

Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Hike

Up next on our fun walking tour of Spain is the Volcanic region of Garrotxa (pronounced Garrocha.) We stayed right in the middle of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and it was a gorgeous area to walk. The volcanoes in Garrotxa are part of a monogenetic volcanic field. This means there are lots of small volcanoes (40 spread around this area) but each one only erupts once (creating a new crater or hill for each eruption.) There is only low…

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Okoroire Hot Springs

Okoroire Hot Springs

One of the things I loved most about living in Japan was the onsen, or hot springs. So, as New Zealand has so many volcanoes, I was really hoping we’d be able to experience a Kiwi version! After we’d had a day exploring the volcanic, geothermal hot springs in Wai-O-Tapu, I was really ready to climb into a hot pool! I mean, after a long walk, there is nothing better than relaxing in a hot bath. Luckily, we had plans…

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New Zealand Tramps – Tongariro Crossing

New Zealand Tramps – Tongariro Crossing

Tramping through Mordor You may have noticed that this blog went very quiet for a couple of weeks. This was because Marc and I visited New Zealand for my lovely friend Kendra (and her awesome fiancée Mitch)’s wedding. The thing is, once you’ve flown that far, you might as well go on some hikes and see the Kiwi scenery! One of the tramps (the Kiwi word for hikes) that I was most keen to try, is the super famous Tongariro Crossing….

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