You know that thing parents where are encouraged to introduce their children to studying foreign languages are youngsters – their minds are like sponges, they aren’t jaded by the pressures of the world and learning is fun. Well, brunch is the language I learnt as a young, fresh out of High School student skidding along the pavements of Wellington. Brunch at Fidels with the lovely, just returned Jenna I was young, I was poor and… View Post

Feeding a Lion at Wellington Zoo – an experience …

Feeding a Lion at Wellington Zoo – an experience I’ll never forget

A week or so ago I posted about a Eureka moment I had about becoming a tourist in your own hometown. Basically, it occurred to me that once leaving my home country all I could think about was travelling to see the world, explore new cultures & experience the unique and infamous *activities* of the exotic, unfamiliar cities we come across. It’s taken a few years to occur to me, but how often do we travel-lusting lot… View Post

Wellington, New Zealand and the siren call of …

Wellington, New Zealand and the siren call of home to a longterm expat

It had been too long since I’d been home. Home (New Zealand) that is, rather than Home (London). Four years of adventuring on the high seas, fitting long haul trips into annual leave allowances and using Skype as a crutch to replace hugs were my main excuses (and the fact that travelling to the other side of the world can leave a serious dent in your bank balance). This was until a surprise call featured… View Post

New Zealand, Aoteoroa, Land of the Long White …

New Zealand, Aoteoroa, Land of the Long White Cloud #travelthursday

Home of the mighty Kiwi, how many ways do I love thee? Let me count the ways. It’s pretty gorgeous if I do say so myself. View of White Island from Ohope Beach, Whakatane It’s a tiny but beautiful island waaaaaaay over the other side of the world that more than makes up for it’s size with sheer passion and friendliness.   Auckland’s Sky Tower: tallest building in the southern Hemisphere that you can eat… View Post

New Zealand – #travelthursdays

New Zealand – #travelthursdays

I’m a bad Kiwi. I realised today that after more than a year of tweeting, and a few expat blog posts here and there, I’ve never really shown you anything of my homeland. Aoteoroa, Land of the Long White Cloud, God’s Own. May I present a photo-essay of the North Island on New Zealand. It’s pretty gorgeous if I do say so myself (sorry about some of the photo quality). View of White Island from… View Post