Yes I know it's out west and back of beyond but it's where the visa office is. It was worrying looking like McDonalds was going to be our only option until we spotted the big cafe sign. Turned out to be a good spot as it's next to a liqueur store and allowed me to... Continue Reading →
Took the kids to Zirka Circus today, here's what we thought. Zirka is a new circus in New Zealand, no animals, just people, so a real modern circus. But this isn't some multimillion dollar production. For example 2 adult and 2 kid tickets came to NDZ 120 which won't even get you a midlevel ticket... Continue Reading →
Love this ladies stuff, didn’t realise that she had a post on NZ….
New Zealand is a great country to go to, if you want to have a full schedule but don’t want to spend too much on your activities. Obviously it is not a budget option if you include the flight prices: it is far from almost everywhere. Unfortunately travelling within NZ is not that cheap either there is virtually no public transport to speak of, so you’ll need to rent or buy a car. The rental prices are pretty ok though but the fuel prices were not merciful on the wallet either. Also, if you want to participate in the multitude of the cool experiences NZ offers from zorbing to rafting it is also easy to spend loads in a short time. But in the beautiful country there is so much to see and to do for free or just a little money too.
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Due to the wet and cold weather and the girls getting used to the new bugs in Auckland we haven't got out to many parks yet, but at the weekend we made it out to Mission Bay. After spending the morning in Kelly Tarlton's we headed further round the coast to Selwyn domain. We spotted... Continue Reading →
A coffee shop in a do-it-yourself wearhouse isn't my normal kind of destination. It wasn't the quality of the food or it's amazing atmosphere that drew us in. What Mitre 10 have done is build a small indoor playground. Playground The playground is for kids up to 8 and for a small space, it has... Continue Reading →
A few more thoughts from Auckland. Sleeves For my daughters long sleeves were just for going to the cinema and airplanes. So the whole thing about when to roll your sleeves up is totally new to them. Hopefully washing will be made easier once they learn to keep their sleeves put of their food. Warmth... Continue Reading →
So we have landed and pre-move concerns about the weather are fully founded. Weather Yup the cold and to a lesser extent the rain has been the main topic since we have arrived. Also it's been a fun cause of comments from the kids. "Warmup isn't a real word" sorry my dear but yes it... Continue Reading →
Having been in Singapore for most of the last 9 years we've been through Changi airports quite a few times. Regularly appearing in the top 5 or 10 lists for best or favorite airport in the world Changi is a great airport. Considered by many as the best there has been plenty written about it... Continue Reading →
The second villa we stayed in was very much modern Bali where the first was more traditional. Villa Cahaya was in the same area of Seminyak, behind 66 beach. This time though we were further from the beach in a kind of no-mans-land between the shopping street next to the beach and the main road... Continue Reading →