Waiheke Island…..Hamptons of New Zealand

Plenty of beaches, multi million dollar houses with multi million dollar views, vineyards etc sums up Waiheke. As summer comes along like Manhattanites head to Hamptons using the Hamptons Jitney, Aucklanders head to Waiheke using the Fullers Ferry. It costs about $36 NZD return however if you can get one of the Auckland tourist books…

Hong Kong Day three

Ngong Ping, Po Lin Monastery & The Tian Tan Buddha (The Giant Buddha) To get here you need to use the following directions: Get into the Kwun Tong Line going to Yau Ma Tei but you should get off at Prince Edward Station. Walk to the opposite side platform and get on Tsuen Wan Line…

Hong Kong Day Two

Stanley Bay and Repulse Bay. The next day we went to Stanley bay which has amazing restaurants at the waterfront and has a market that is huge. We also got to see some dragon boat racing which was fun experience. here are some pics; That evening we went to the night market that was close…

Hong Kong Day One

So I traveled to Hong Kong in May 2010 and planning the trip was very difficult for me as after China and not having a lot of people speaking English there i didn’t know what to expect. But Hong Kong was as surprising and as much fun as China was. I loved every minute of…

Ipipri GreatSights overnight cruise

Went on the Bay of Islands overnight cruise Ipipri and it was amazing. It is about $358 pp but we got a voucher off Grabone which made it $356 for both of us. The rooms were clean bigger than we thought they would be and I had the best nights sleep the captain (funny guy)…

Foodtruck Garage…Junk Food that’s healthy

Myth?! Nah it really does exist. Chef Mike Van De Elzen’s Foodtruck Garage makes healthy versions of junk food & everyday recipes. The menu special changes every week on the basis of the Foodtruck show on TV one. The meals are delicious made with fresh ingredients. The place gets packed quite early as it is…

Doubtful Sound

We booked our Milford Sounds trip with Real Journeys but due to an avalanche we were taken to Doubtful Sounds instead. This tour is about 2 hours longer than the Milford one. We left from Frankton to Lake Manapouri by a bus with a glass roof. The seats were specifically designed so they were turned…

Queenstown Winter Wonderland

After convincing Mr Chandler that Queenstown is not full of pretentious skiers we decided to head there for a mini end of winter break. I decided to indulge by staying at the Hilton Queenstown. We flew with Jetstar which wasn’t as traumatic as I thought it would be. Flying into Queenstown is an experience in…