Snow and Ice Pics – Climbing Mt Villarica in Pucon Chile

The climb up

Travel will change you. It will open your eyes to new people, new cultures and new experiences. It will test your patience, your stomach strength and your ability to cope when you are out of your element. Travel will change you, thankfully for the best. Climbing Mt Villarica in Pucon Chile is one of my greatest travel memories. Mostly for […]

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March 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Fresh Water Snorkeling in Bonito, Brazil

Fresh Water Snorkeling in Bonito, Brazil

After a brief flight from Rio to Campo Grande, a one-night sleep over, and then a few hour car journey, we landed ourselves in beautiful Bonito! We made our way to Bonito with two agendas on our mind, one was to snorkel in some of the world’s clearest waters and the other was to break up our long journey from Rio to Bolivia. Although […]

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January 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

Ohtel-Unique Boutique for Business and Pleasure

Ohtel-Unique Boutique for Business and Pleasure

The Ohtel Hotel This quaint boutique hotel is perfect for those travelers looking for something personal and unique. Designed, owned and run by architect and born Wellingtonion Alan Blundell, he’ll be sure to point you in the right direction for all the best food, activities and nightlife.  A great choice for business travellers looking for somewhere to relax, unwind and […]

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December 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

Te Papa Museum

Te Papa Museum

New Zealand’s National museum has a little something for everyone.  Whether it’s rain or shine Te Papa makes for a great day out that you cannot leave Wellington without experiencing.  Situated right on the waterfront with 5 floors of exhibitions and collections spanning from Art, History, Pacific, Natural environment to kids activity areas there’s enough to keep even the most […]

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November 15, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hippopotamus-Stylish French Cuisine Served with Flare

Hippopotamus-Stylish French Cuisine Served with Flare

Hippopotamus Wellington’s premier French restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the trendy Museum Art Hotel. Award winning chef Laurent Loudeac will take you on a visual and mouthwatering journey from the moment you walk through the doors ’til the last crumb of your petits fours. With its beautiful arrangement of bright and mismatched decor, hand painted menus, stunning views […]

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November 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Museum Art Hotel- Contemporary Art Meets Boutique Chic

Museum Art Hotel- Contemporary Art Meets Boutique Chic

The Hotel This stylish boutique hotel is sure to impress with its funky contemporary decor and award winning restaurant Hippopotamus serving delectable French style cuisine. The paintings, sculptures, and limited edition super bikes adorning the foyer are all by New Zealand artists and are from owner Chris Parkin’s private collection; reflecting his own personal style and taste in art. The […]

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November 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Exploring Wellington’s CBD Waterfront

Exploring Wellington’s CBD Waterfront

  The waterfront in the CBD is the best place in all of Wellington to spend a sunny day.  Wellington’s waterfront has activities galore no matter what your outdoor hobby of choice is.  You can find a few playgrounds and open grass areas for the kids to play, bike and quadricycle rental as well as boat and canoe hire.  There’s […]

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October 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

A Little Mermaid-esk Dive in the Gilies

A Little Mermaid-esk Dive in the Gilies

Diving is always an unworldly and unforgettable experience, however my dive to Meno Wall just off Gili Air was by far the most magical dive I have ever done. It’s a 20 meter dive which means that anyone with their open water certificate can do it and people that prefer to snorkel can still enjoy great views of the fish […]

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October 19, 2012 at 9:55 am