Wild dolphins in Tauranga New Zealand – Love Travel …

Wild dolphins in Tauranga New Zealand – Love Travel Linkup

Honestly, I could almost just write this post as ‘wild baby dolphins’ ad finitum. Wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins. There, got it out of my system. Wild baby dolphins. Ok, now I have. (Ps. If you don’t want to read about a dolphin love-in, keep scrolling down… View Post

Christmas & New Year, Kiwi-style

Christmas & New Year, Kiwi-style

Forget that it’s already a month after Christmas. Ignore the fact that New Years Eve has been and gone. Overlook the fact that blogs are meant to be on-topic reflections of all that is trendy (which probably isn’t my dowdy forte at the best of times). Consider it a suspension of disbelief that I’m such a tardy blogger. Let me take you back a few weeks, to a time far sunnier and entirely upside down… View Post

Travel Contrasts – The East and West Coasts of …

Travel Contrasts – The East and West Coasts of New Zealand – #travellinkup

We stood, transfixed as the waves tumbled from glass rumbles to lace froth. A lone seagull dipped and wove through eddies of unseen air currents. The sunshine shimmered through breathtaking blue skies. Winter seemed like a distant thought, rather than close on the heels of our New Zealand Autumn. A day (or 30 hours later to be precise) we landed back in amongst the silver skyscrapers of London. Living in New Zealand, no one is… View Post

5 Day trips from Christchurch, New Zealand

5 Day trips from Christchurch, New Zealand

Once you have had your fill of exploring Christchurch (and drinking the cracking coffee) there are 5 places you have to make a day trip of whilst at the tip of the South Island. Crowning the list is one of the top railway journeys in the world – the Tranzalpine journey from Christchurch to Greymouth. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the… View Post

10 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand

10 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch broke our hearts. 4 years after the 2011 6.3 magnitude earthquake, there are still families affected by the violent tectonic shaking and insurance companies running out of budget to get them back on their feet. Everywhere you walk through the quiet city there are reminders of the devastation – a half standing Cathedral surrounded by fallen masonry, orange construction cones barring entry and staircases leading to nowhere. On the flip side, the ‘number-8’ wire… View Post