2016, Auckland, Travel

24 Things To Do In Auckland

Having come back from holiday and having a couple of weeks of school holiday left, I thought I would compile a list of things to do in Auckland.

I scoured about 4 or 5 different travel websites and read through the many things they suggested to be done in Auckland, many of these things are free, and took the ones I thought would be most important and interesting to do.
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2016, Blogging, Life, Travel

Still alive

So, I know I have been absent for some time but I needed a break.

 

I had a very hectic month in December what with the end of school, being ill and then going away over Xmas. I am back though and feeling better refreshed and have lots of things to share.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year?

hello alex

Travel

13 Things You Must Write In Your Travel Notebook Before Leaving

Just before i go away for the Christmas break I stumbled over this article with some great idea to write in my travel journal.

Sorry I Jane been so absent and not written any posts. I was really I’ll with a chest infection and sinus infection and then had to deal with the end of the school year plus Christmas which makes it really hetic. I’m away soon as well but I will try and post some shots and updates. I will be back full force in the new year.
Alex

book header
Books, Europe, Travel

The Open Book

What would every book lovers dream be? To run their own bookshop but currently it’s not something many people would quit their current jobs to take on. How about for a holiday? Would you relocate for two weeks to a small Scottish town called Wigtown to run a book shop? I know that i would if i got the chance.

Enter the Open book

The blog for this wonderful venture shows how many different and vibrant people have taken on the chance to be booksellers for 14 days. Boy do they all seem to enjoy it.

So if this is how you would like to spend your two week holiday head over to the air BnB site and book yourself into two weeks of literary heaven.

Photography spotlight
photo spotlight, Travel

Photography Spotlight #7 Clocks

This is the 7th Photography spotlight, This week’s theme is Clock’s.

I take pictures of clocks all around the world. Time can be tricky when you in a different time zone. Some places are really strict and trains will leave the second they are supposed to but other countries can be a lot more relaxed and leave minutes if not hours later than scheduled.

If you’d like to join in, all you have to do is create a post titled “Photography Spotlight #7 clocks” then post the link to your blog in the comment section on my page.

pocket watch clock

Post a picture and link to my blog and i’ll share my favourites!

Let’s get snap happy!!!

For more ideas, posts and sites to follow head over to my Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Don’t forget to follow my blog so you don’t miss out on the weekly  photo post.

Past Photography Spotlights

Photography spotlight Round up

Photography Spotlight #6 Butterflies 

Photography Spotlight #5 A day in the life

Photography Spotlight #4 Doors

New Zealand, Travel, Wellington

Postcards from Wellington …. Part 4

Kapiti Island

Kapiti Island is a small island just 5km off the coast of Wellington. It is roughly rectangular being 8km long and 2km wide.

The island is home to a number of native birds, mostly re-introduced. These include takaheNorth Island kōkakobrown tealstitchbird(hihi), North Island saddleback (tieke), tomtit (miromiro), fantail (piwakawaka), morepork (ruru), weka and North Island robin (toutouwai). The brown kiwi and little spotted kiwi were released on the island between 1890 and 1910, and the island is now the stronghold for the latter species. Rat eradication has led to increases in red-fronted parakeetsNorth Island robinbellbirds, and saddlebacks, and the island is considered one of New Zealand‘s most important sites for bird recovery, as well as a major breeding site for sea birds. In April 2005, the critically endangered short-tailed bat was introduced to the island from a threatened population in the Tararuas, providing them with a separate, safer habitat. – Wikipedia

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New Zealand, photography, Travel

Postcards from …… Wellington part 3

We took a trip up on the Wellington Cable Car. A trip on the Cable Car cost only $7.50 return each and took about 5 minutes to get to the top, including a trip through 2 100m tunnels each with a light show.  Continue reading “Postcards from …… Wellington part 3”

New Zealand, photography, Travel, Wellington

Postcards from Wellington Part 2

Te Papa

So on our first full day in Wellington we decided to visit Te papa. This is the national museum of New Zealand it covers a wide range of areas from the natural world and local environment to history of the Maori and New Zealand.  We spent most of the day here as there is much to see, The most amount of time was spent in the newest exhibition Gallipoli: the scale of our war. We did queue for about 45 mins to get in but it was well worth it.

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