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Sculptorium : Auckland’s best kept secret

Auckland’d best secret, Sculptorium, has opened it’s doors sometimes in 2017 after 10! years in progress. Well worth the wait I say! Located 50 mins north of Auckland (just past Matakana), Sculptorium is a little oasis in the farm land! Invisible from the road, the complex comprises of two outdoor gardens, covered gallery and also a delightful restaurant. Allow at least 2.5 hours to explore … Continue reading Sculptorium : Auckland’s best kept secret

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Uzbekistan travel – before you go

Oh Uzbekistan! The land of emm… the unknown? I have survived and truly enjoyed my time there a few weeks ago.  To be completely honest I didn’t know anyone even remotely interested in travelling to Uzbekistan, or someone who has been there previously.  Lets start with the basics – all the facts I’ve picked up from travelling as a single female traveller. Best time to … Continue reading Uzbekistan travel – before you go

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Just landed in the etsy shop

Terrariums. They are back on trend. A great addition to any room (preferably with a bit of natural light) they are very easy to look after and will last for a long time. A wide selection is available, however, special requests are always welcome. For more, check out my Etsy store. Please note that terrariums could only be delivered to New Zealand due to a … Continue reading Just landed in the etsy shop

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According to Tourism NZ stats, Hobbiton is the most visited attraction in New Zealand. Whaaaaat? What do you mean? Why? Following a massive success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hobbiton became a mecca for millions (literally!) of fans worldwide. I am actually still amazed that after all these years, sooo many people drive to Matamata, which really is in the middle of nowhere, … Continue reading Hobbiton

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Hello weekend!

Hello? How far is the weekend now please? Oh it’s here! Can I see 5 things to do over the weekend please? Certainly! 1.     I LOVE JAPAN! Therefore, I am beary excited about this thing called Japan Day happening on Sunday, April 12 at The Cloud and Shed 10. Nice little festival with fun activities from 10 am to 6pm. 2.     While you are in … Continue reading Hello weekend!

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Hello San Francisco!

If you’re going to San Francisco Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you’re going to San Francisco You’re gonna meet some gentle people there… San Francisco and I have a love-hate relationship. I find this city fascinating, but always cold and beary windy! Here are some highlights. Things I wish I knew before my first visit – public transport (trams in particular) … Continue reading Hello San Francisco!

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O for Osaka

The most convenient way to get to the city from the airport – Unlike in some other regions in Japan, in Kansai, getting a regional JR pass will not necessary provide the best value for your buck. The cheapest and the most convenient option is a pre-loaded ICOCA card which you can purchase at the airport. Basically, it is just a reusable travel card, and you … Continue reading O for Osaka

Only in Wellington

Three places you can only find in Wellington. 1. Wellington Chocolate Factory. Nested between converted apartments it is chocoholic’s haven. Watch live how some of their products are being made, smell the chocolate, have a cuppa coffee and sample some of the chocolate. It isn’t cheap but really good quality. 2. Six Barrel Soda. Another Wellington local. Home of delicious soda syrups, milkshakes and beautiful … Continue reading Only in Wellington

Gallipoli: The scale of our war, Te Papa Wellington

I greatly dislike waiting in lines for things like exhibitions, tourists attractions…. There was only one exhibition this year where I spent waiting almost an hour before the doors opened This exhibition was at Te Papa, Wellington called Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition which marks World War 1 centenary. It is free and well worth the wait. Created with Weta workshop (creators of … Continue reading Gallipoli: The scale of our war, Te Papa Wellington