10 Things You (May or May not) Need to Know Before Coming to New Zealand

A friend of mine is planning to go to New Zealand in the near future and despite having several other friends who have been to New Zealand as well, I somehow gained the reputation as a “New Zealand expert”. We’ve been chatting about random tips and things to know and a very mixed list of … More 10 Things You (May or May not) Need to Know Before Coming to New Zealand

Paihia & Waitangi Treaty Grounds: Travel, History & Ignorance

“Oh so there is history in New Zealand” replied my hostel room-mate, a young Belgian woman, after I told her I’ve returned from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. I was stunned and felt dumbfounded. It reminded me of my first trip to New Zealand, 7 years prior when a German tourist was surprised, if not shocked … More Paihia & Waitangi Treaty Grounds: Travel, History & Ignorance