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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

Karangahake Gorge

Department of Conservation has put together a great leaflet about walks in the Karangaheka Gorge, so I don’t think there is need for any further directions, let’s just enjoy the scenery. A nice place to stop on the way to Mt Maunganui/Tauranga – the views are spectacular. The windows walk was our favourite, but it definitely pays to pack a torch. Here is the link with … Continue reading Karangahake Gorge

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Matakana markets – quick five

When? Matakana market is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm Where? Located approximately 35 mins drive from Auckland, it is scattered over Matakana Square at 2 Matakana Valley Road. To the right as you pass the roundabout. What to see? A lovely range or fresh food, flowers, locally made cider and crafts. Top marks for a buffalo burger. Anything else worth seeing nearby? Snells … Continue reading Matakana markets – quick five

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What to do in Tashkent

Congratulations.. you have made it to Uzbekistan. Your first stop in this interesting country is most likely to be the capital, Tashkent. Tashkent is a mixture of old and new – along with ultra modern high rise buildings, sometimes you might see an occasional donkey on the outskirts of the city or a mighty lada with a huge couch being transported on its roof.  Is it safe in … Continue reading What to do in Tashkent

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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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Must see markets in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a crazy place – land is co scarce, every inch is used a livable/useful space. When it comes to markets though, there are no goods out there that do not deserve a market to be named after. Lady goods? Gold Fish? Jade market? No problems! Let’s talk about the best markets in Hong Kong that are worth visiting when you are in … Continue reading Must see markets in Hong Kong

Make the most of your stay in Melbourne

Two things come to my mind when I think of Melbourne – eating and endless routes for mindless walking. The food is delicious and with the city being as flat as a pancake, walking is a bliss. Why not combine the two and endeavor on a little cafe adventure? Here are top five café recommendations, suggested by trusted sources and personally tested a couple of … Continue reading Make the most of your stay in Melbourne