West Coast Trip – The Glaciers

  Day 3 New Zealand contains many stunning glaciers, most located near the Main Divide in the Southern Alps in the South Island.  In the West Coast, you can view glaciers descending into temperate rainforest and they are the most accessible glaciers in the world.   Day 3, our adventure begins !  Only an hour and a half drive south of…

West Coast Trip – Hokitika

Day 2 – Hokitika via Arthur’s Pass I came with a mind set that this holiday is going to be an adventure, full of sight seeing, walks and early starts. We were on the road by 8.30am heading to Hokitika, the only beachside town on the West Coast.  The three and a half hour’s (approximately 245km)  journey took…

West Coast Trip – Akaroa & Pizzas

Our holiday break this year took us to the West Coast, South Island. I am blogging my memories and the things we did on this beautiful trip.  The best time to travel would probably be Spring or Autumn as when one travels, there are lots of sight seeing and in our case, a fair bit…

The most beautiful place in the world

We just got back from a really beautiful trip, the best (of the best) trip I have had so far.  It was an adventure full of walks, beautiful sceneries and good food. I am glad to say that with this visit to the West Coast of South Island, I have visited almost the whole of New…

Park Road Kitchen

We seemed to be constantly eating lately.  It must be the festive season and time to pamper ourselves, time to be jolly. “Keep calm and carry on eating” is our temporary tagline for December. After a delicious nibbles of Gozleme at Titirangi Village Market, we sat down for a proper brunch.  There were two very nice village…

Titirangi Village Market & Visitor Centre

Time out on a good sunny weekend always starts with a market. Last Sunday, we visited Titirangi Village Market. This is an awesome market of about 130 stalls selling quality local arts and crafts, produce, food along with live music. There were not too many food stalls but we found one stall selling the best…

Everything in a pie

The long German Bratwurst sausage didn’t get all eaten at our Jolly BBQ last evening. It did not taste as good as most German sausages as that particular one seemed to be a bit dry (maybe we overcooked it) and looked and tasted more Currywurst than Bratwurst, perhaps too much curry seasoning.  It wasn’t too bad,…

Dine with a view

Eastern Beach is my local beach, my favourite and a safe swimming spot in summer.  A nice place to relax, smell the breeze, strolling and walking my dog, a place where families come for bbq on the beach. Once upon a time, there was an Italian restaurant where diners get spectacular views of the water especially when they got…