day one // auckland to waiomu we pack in the thick warm soup of the morning, both of us covered in a sticky sheen of sweat within minutes. cold showers and we’re cool for a few minutes before commenting again how much like singapore this humidity feels. on the ferry there’s almost no difference between […]
Kaikōura is a place i’ve only ever driven through on the way to somewhere else. And it really deserves more attention than that. The name Kaikōura means “to eat crayfish” in Maori (kai – eat/food, koura – crayfish) and this beautifully picturesque part of new zealand has both mountains and ocean as its backdrops. Stunning. […]
eating at fleur’s place and visiting these marvellously mysterious boulders are two of the reasons we love visiting moeraki.
+++ in terms of places to spend a wedding anniversary, this one was pure magic. yesterday, after packing the car and saying goodbyes to mother, we drove south to paraparaumu where we went through a biosecurity check and hopped on the boat to kapiti island – a predator-free nature reserve. the island has a pretty […]
i’ve got 55 photos (from hundreds) that i’ve flagged from my recent solo trip to pakiri beach, just north of auckland. but that feels like too many to share right now. so here’s a handful of my favourites…