About The 58th Floor


Hi! I’m Belinda Birchall. I’m a 31 year old New Zealander, based in the Middle East. As you’ve probably gathered from reading my blog, I love traveling, eating out, finding new places to explore, aviation and history. The 58th Floor is my travel and lifestyle blog, and I hope you enjoy reading it.

I am a freelance writer, communications and marketing specialist. I have an extensive background in operational policy design, social investment and policy, and educational management. In my down time, I explore the world with my pilot husband, Matt.

I am also studying towards my Master of Aviation.

You can view my portfolio of work here. I am also a contributor to The Matador Network, Medium and Go Overseas.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
― Jack Kerouac

The 58th Floor



When I first moved to the Middle East, the first question I was asked was where I would be living. When I told people I would be living on the 58th floor of an apartment block, they freaked out.

In Wellington, the tallest building is 116M tall, 29 stories high. The observation deck of the Sky Tower – New Zealand’s tallest building – is at 220M. I suspect our apartment is around the same height.

It is a beautiful view.

About The 58th Floor

The 58th Floor
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