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Galapagos

Guest Post: A Glimpse of the Galápagos Islands

Lets be honest – how many places are there on earth where you can wander amongst puzzled wildlife, who have no apparent fear of you? Welcome to the Galápagos Islands. I haven’t travelled to the island destination myself, but my sister and her husband visited the Galápagos Islands earlier this year and loved every second […]

Barcelona

Two Days in Barcelona

Spain was never been top of my list for visiting. There isn’t any reason why not – it might just be that I don’t know a lot about the country. Spanish history is a topic that has evaded me over the years, and I wasn’t familiar with any famous landmarks in Spain. I knew there […]

Oslo

Two Days in Oslo

Oslo, much like Iceland, felt like home. It is probably the city that feels the most like Wellington, my hometown in New Zealand. It’s small and manageable. It’s based on a harbour. It has fantastic food and drink. What it lacks in hills, it makes up for in neat shops, art galleries and cafés. And, like […]

Furnish

Furnish your place in Dubai without blowing your budget

Dubai is expensive. Ask anyone you know that lives here, and I am sure they will agree. For that reason, many people ship their furniture from home rather than buying furniture here. We didn’t do this. We decided we would furnish our place from scratch, bringing about 13 boxes of with us from New Zealand, […]

Mauritius

Three Days in Mauritius

Mauritius is beautiful. A year ago, if you’d asked me what I knew about Mauritius, I would have said the truth… very little. I knew it was in the middle of an ocean. Using a process of elimination, I would have figured out it was near Africa, and thus, utterly unaffordable to visit from New […]

Watercolor

Create Your Own Watercolor Map Art

I like painting. I’m not a great painter, or even a good painter. But, under the right circumstances, I find painting very therapeutic. Most of all, I love being able to give people my ‘art’ – even if it is pretty simple. There is nothing lovelier than seeing something you have made hanging in the […]

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