10 Must-try Food and Drinks in NZ

February 6 is Waitangi day in New Zealand and the weather was apparently extremely nice in Auckland (sunny 25°C). I’m sitting here in a sulk because I can see snow flurries outside my window and the temperature is hovering around 0°C. Instead of donning my sunnies and a pair of jandals at the beach, I’m wrappedContinue reading “10 Must-try Food and Drinks in NZ”

Musings of a Kiwi Leaving NZ Again

I’ll see you when I see you, Auckland. On my way to the airport, I felt overwhelmed with emotions. Leaving Auckland again for the second time felt very different to when I had to say goodbye to it three years ago. Back then, I left with the notion of New Zealand being my home. Now,Continue reading “Musings of a Kiwi Leaving NZ Again”

I Moustache You to Accompany Me on a Cookie Hunt in Auckland

2016 EDIT: Sad to report that this cookie store no longer exists in Auckland. My awesome brother took S and I to this little gem in town today. S and I fell in love with this place straight away. Why? Cookies, cookies, cookies. Need I say more? Oh! and the name of the shop too,Continue reading “I Moustache You to Accompany Me on a Cookie Hunt in Auckland”

Dip Your Toes in the Water at Silo Park, Auckland

Sun, angels, lights, piano and the ocean. This is Auckland’s awesome waterfront; the Silo Park. So it finally happened. I used to hate the fact that Auckland lacked a proper accessible waterfront for the general public like Sydney. Now, I think that Auckland’s waterfront is, I dare say, better than our neighbour’s. Just a fewContinue reading “Dip Your Toes in the Water at Silo Park, Auckland”

Way to Move, Auckland

Catching the train in Auckland made me realise how awesome Switzerland’s SBB is. Why can’t we have ONE ticket (like the GA) which works across all the public transport systems? It’s a huge pain in the arse to get around in New Zealand without a car, so I really missed my old station wagon today. ItContinue reading “Way to Move, Auckland”