We arrive in Auckland for a brief stay before heading back to Australia. The accommodation of choice in this city was AirBnb. We could have very well stayed in a hostel, but our AirBnb was in a very, very good location and the price wasn’t all that bad in comparison to a hostel. It was … More A quickie in Auckland
Leaving Matamata behind, we arrive in Rotorua. I was warned about this place smelling of sulphur. So bad they said, I would want to puke. Well…FYI, it’s not that bad at all. When getting off the bus I didn’t even notice a smell to be honest. We checked into our hostel, Rock Solid. They are … More Rotorua — What’s that smell?
Arriving in Auckland, I have no idea what day it is anymore! Flying into New Zealand has pushed us three hours ahead and I’m already confused… It was about 530am (local time) when we landed. Our bus to Matamata leaves at 745am, so we had plenty of time to kill….or so we thought. Customs ended … More A Hobbit’s Tale
Today we arrive in Melbourne, or as some of the locals, and friends who have lived here, call Melbs. Everyone said this was a ‘must see’ sort of city. I was excited to see what it was all about! I hadn’t really done any research into Melbourne, so I didn’t have an agenda here. The … More Melbourne….Melbs….Meh
Another early morning in Sydney….thanks a lot jet lag! We had nothing major planned for today other than the MOST exciting thing: the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb!! Chloe surprised me with tickets the day I arrived. We had talked about possibly adding this to our agenda while in Sydney, but agreed it was a bit … More Sydney from New Heights
I’ve been told many a time in my life that when visiting new cities, if there is the option to see the city from the water, take it! The city has an incredibly different feel when you see it from the water than it does when getting lost among the avenues and streets. Chloe suggested … More Sightseeing in Sydney
Ok so I kinda left you all hanging there for a long while! My sincerest apologies!! Lots has happened in the last little while that has distracted me from writing. So now I’m back! I left off enticing you all with my terrible start to my Australian adventure. My AirCanada flight was set to leave … More A Disastrous Start