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

3 Lessons I’ve Learned during My Trip to New Zealand

Life changes constantly, we changed constantly. So it is no surprise that traveling to a distant place for a longer time will change you. This phrase has been used and re-used so often these days that it almost begin to lose meaning. Sure, travel changes you, but so does starting a new job or finding … More 3 Lessons I’ve Learned during My Trip to New Zealand

Pedestrian: New Brighton Pier, Christchurch

Pedestrian or not? It’s up for your interpretation. via dailypost Maybe I’m an excentric, but I prefer the term flaneur over pedestrian. The first time I stumbled upon this term was in university when we dicussed Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Man of the Crowd”. The illusive narrator takes the narratee by the hand … More Pedestrian: New Brighton Pier, Christchurch