Hopewell

How do you start a blog post about one of your favourite places you’ve travelled to? Many times I started and deleted my first sentence, but I’m just going to start and see where it goes. Because Hopewell is a very special place, perhaps one of a kind. And if not one of a kind, then…

Pretty in pink

Just some pretty pink flowers on the property of Onuku Farm Hostel in Akaroa on the South Island of New Zealand (just a few hours from Christchurch). I stayed there during my first travels around New Zealand in 2005. It was a really nice place to stay at and I ended up twice as long…

Lake Manapouri

During my first travels around New Zealand in 2005, I had booked a tour to go to Doubtful Sound and in order to get there, we crossed Lake Manapouri on a small boat. Lake Manapouri is situated in Fiordland National Park and the wider region of Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. The weather was…

Many happy returns

The beautiful pancake rocks in Punakaiki, on the west coast of New Zealand. Despite having been there twice now (this photo was taken on the first time), I think it’s still a remarkable sight, that I’d happily witness again! This is one of my favourite photos. I love the composition, the lighting (I’m a nut…

The edge of Mordor

While I still have plenty of photos and stories to share from my trip to Portugal, I felt like posting some photos of good ‘ol New Zealand. 😉 I took these two photos on my first travels around beautiful Aotearoa. Without needing to hunt down and visit every Lord of the Rings location, I thought…

Punga

There’s something about ferns that I really like. Always have, ever since I was a little kid. This is a picture of a few punga or fern trees. I love how they stand so tall and contrast beautifully with the clear blue sky.