Tag: Travel

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There’s More to Hamilton Than What You Think.

The first time I visited Hamilton three years ago, I left with an impression that it was just like any other city and never gave much thought about it ever since.

Three years later, I recently returned for a weekend getaway up to the Tron City and I left feeling pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it – This time, it was a weekend well-spent with us venturing to several places slightly out of the city that I would definitely encourage you to visit if you happen to be there!

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Cycling Through The Vineyards of Hawkes Bay!

It was only last week that a group of us ladies decided to have a dash of weekend fun up at Hawkes Bay, with wine and dine as our main agenda.

Home to many vineyards that produce some of New Zealand’s award-winning wines, we booked a winery-cycle tour with On Yer Bike Tours and had such a splendid time!

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Namaste, When Jeff Takes India!

You sometimes see a scatter of his photos here in this blog and after much threatening convincing, Jeff finally decided to write about his adventures in India earlier this year.

Continue reading to see more of his breathtaking photography!

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Fancy A Day-Trip Out of Kyoto and Osaka?

There is nothing short to do in both these vibrant cities but trust me, there are other places that are equally brimming with sights, tradition, culture and delicious food that’s less than an hour’s train ride  away.

With the convenience of having a 14-day JR Railway Pass and a travel itinerary that was well-thought out in advanced, we covered some cities outside of Kyoto and Osaka that’s definitely worth spending a day or even two, if you fancy. 

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Bucket List Checked – Horse Riding at Glenorchy!

A week ago, I returned to the mountainous terrains of New Zealand’s South Island to tick horse riding off my bucket list, something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I was a little girl.

As a huge fan of the Lord of The Rings, it was a dream come true to ride through the plains of Dart Valley at Glenorchy, the very place that provided the scenic backdrop for the Misty Mountains and Isenguard!

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Nine Highlights of Travelling in Sri Lanka

Travelling solo to Sri Lanka was definitely a great adventure to start off 2017; it was an incredible feeling to be surrounded by such beautiful landscape, to immerse myself amongst rich culture, friendly locals and the options for different activities are endless! 

Here are some of the more memorable mischief I got up to, amongst many others, and I can only hope to inspire to make your way there pronto!

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Beautiful Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

A few years ago, I first heard of this unassuming place from friends who wouldn’t stop raving about how beautiful it was. I guess, you could say that I had unknowingly fallen in love with this place ever since, even without having physically been there before.

After having been there myself, I can tell you that no picture has done enough justice to showcase the beauty of this quiet town in the South Island.

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Coastal Adventures At Wairarapa, New Zealand

This week’s #RoadTrip series in New Zealand brings us to the southeast coast of the Wairarapa, a region I had never explored previously even though it’s only a two hour drive from where I live.

It was a splendid day to be out and about, with us taking a drive through the valley along the winding coastal road, making stops at a couple of places whose landscape made perfect postcard material.

Oh, we also found ourselves a large seal colony! 

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What A Feeling to be On Top of Mount Taranaki!

The spontaneous decision to climb up Mount Taranaki over the weekend turned out to be nearly a day’s worth of a challenging adventure, but the euphoria you get while standing at the top and looking at the view beyond?

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It was so worth it!

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The Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

A great summer activity that you could do in New Zealand is to be outdoors taking a hike, literally. There’s plenty of bush walks or tracks to explore if you drive a short distance out of town, but one of the more popular ones up at North Island is the Tongariro Crossing.

Out of the two occasions I’ve walked this trail, I’ve been extremely lucky both times to get cloudless, sunny weather that showcased just how beautiful the surrounding scenery the walk has to offer.