Thermal Explorers

Our last week in New Zealand was a crazy tour from small town to small town, making our way from Lake Taupo back to Auckland. We stayed in a farm, in a cottage by the beach, in the rolling hills of the Waitakere Ranges… and a lot of time in New Zealand’s fancy McCafes in between. Whoever thought up the idea of the McDonald PlayPlace is an actual genius. Continue reading

Rainy days in Wellington

Its been pouring rain for days now and despite being summer in New Zealand its been an average high of 14 degrees all week. This might have been disappointing if we had come all the way from Canada for our holiday but for us it was an amazing excuse to take a break and watch way too many Disney movies. I swear our Airbnb was designed for this weather, with sheep skins draped absolutely everywhere and a big fireplace. It could not have been more cozy. Continue reading

I Brought us to a Ghost Town

After 22 hours of travelling from Malaysia we finally touched down in New Zealand. We were tired, dirty and sore (particularly me from cradling Nu in my arms all night). After a few meltdowns, collecting our baggage, getting our rental car and downing nearly a liter of coffee each, we hit the road to begin our North Island road trip. Sami was feeling thankful for the left sided driving experience he had gained in Malaysia…where you can knock over a few motor bikes and people will just laugh about it. Continue reading