The Line hotel. Koreatown, Los Angeles

Without trying to sound cheesy or anything, The Line was my favourite/best hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Inspiring, stylish, clean –  which made it one of my one of my favourite memories from my American adventure. So what makes this hotel so amazing? Impeccable service is the number one point. Everyone we met was nice and helpful. Be nice to the people at the reception and … Continue reading The Line hotel. Koreatown, Los Angeles

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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

Wellington to Auckland by train

If you live in New Zealand, chances are you’ve seen a beautiful ad on TV – travel in style and comfort, courtesy of Kiwirail. If you haven’t, here is it. A couple of weeks ago Mr C and I went to Wellington for a long weekend. No set itinerary in mind, walk around the city, eat, drink coffee and most importantly catch the train back … Continue reading Wellington to Auckland by train

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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!

A small slice of the big apple

My love for New York goes waaaay back. We share the same initials (NY), so it seems like a semi logical thing from the very beginning to have a mild obsession with the city. We arrived in New York very early, feeling exhausted after an overnight flight from San Francisco. San Fran is a lovely city too, but New York has this energy, and vibe … Continue reading A small slice of the big apple