Devin Bratislava - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe TRAVEL DURATION: Weekend GetawayWhen I moved to live in Bratislava, Slovakia, some years ago, I quickly turned from a tourist to a local. There was a certain easiness with the whole move, and the change felt the right thing to do. Living in a new city quickly became natural. I blended in pretty fast. I learned to love the city vibe and all that Bratislava offered. The first thing that now pops into my head when I think back of those couple of years I...

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Razorback Loch Ard - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Rock formations of the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFinding myself road tripping along the giant formations of the Great Ocean Road was one of my long time dreams come true. The journey was initially full of anticipation and silly nervousness. What will I find out there? What if the reality doesn't match my level of hype and blown-out-of-proportion expectations? Deciding to take the scenic road trip down the Southern Ocean route turned out to be the best possible way to move around this part of Australia....

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TRAVEL DESTINATION: Rock formations of the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaI remember my first encounter with the internet. As I am quite a visual person, I was mostly and first of all drawn to the overwhelming amount of images I could suddenly search and browse through the world wide web. I would flick through piles and piles of them, mainly looking for beautiful inspirational landscapes. All along dreaming, imagining and hoping I would one day visit those near and far places. Whenever I would come across exceptionally inspirational...

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Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu, North Island, New ZealandEarlier this year I climbed 2 of the volcanoes from my North Island list of mountains that have been inspirational to me ever since I moved to New Zealand. I came to their vicinity a few times before and admired their beauty. It was now time to climb them and experience by foot their amazing energetic pull. So it happened. 2 days and 2 mountains. Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu - back to back. In case you're trying to...

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London Bridge Australia - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

I'm a bit late to get on a bandwagon with this post about my favourite travel and adventure moments of 2016. In retrospect, it was an amazing year. I explored New Zealand much more than any previous year. I also visited some new places and countries outside of New Zealand, which always makes the journey exciting. 2016 was the year when I started creating this online platform and began writing the blog. It helped me to appreciate all my travel adventures much more. Time surely flies quickly, so...

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Cape Otway Lighthouse - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure
03 Feb 2017| Adventure, Blog, Travel

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaOn my return from a road trip around Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road I realized that I had made (too) many photos of the lighthouses I came across during my exploration of this beautiful coastal landscape close to Melbourne. I guess I was subconsciously gravitating towards them. I admit, I have a certain love-hate relationship with lighthouses in general and can't quite explain it. There is something mysterious and dark about them. It seems to me they are...

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Hiking Mt Karioi - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mt Karioi, Raglan, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Whole Day HikeMt Karioi is an extinct volcano that is located in the Waikato Region near Raglan. Even though I visited this area many times before, I've never completed any hiking in this part of New Zealand. There are 2 track options you can choose from to reach the summit at 756m. First one is Mt Karioi Track that is steeper of the two. It takes around 3h to 3:30h to reach the top while passing many scenic...

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