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Rhiann West

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands January 11th 2018

Firstly my apologies for being so tardy updating this blog and publishing it, New Zealand is such a fab country that we have been busy trying to get our absolute fill of it. We arrived in Auckland early morning to blistering sunshine and started our long (6hr) drive to Doubtless Bay in the Northland. I wanted to stop off and see the famed Hundertwasser mosaic toilets and have to say I was underwhelmed and don’t know what the hype was about. Kindly; it seems, Liz and Lesley lent us their holiday rain cloud and we drove into a sub tropical storm which rather stunted our plans for the first couple of days. We had booked into a small villa overlooking Cable Bay and had fantastic views for the first half hour and then the storm pulled ... read more
After the storm, Moira beach combing for paua
The selfie that was ok
The sand dune didn’t look so steep from the bottom

Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon January 3rd 2018

So, by popular demand, I’m back on the blog, retelling some of our adventures. This trip is about returns, giving ourselves time to do things we haven’t done yet and reacquainting ourselves with some of our favourite things...Including champagne to celebrate the delay of our flight due to grim weather at Gatwick. We last visited Hong Kong 12 years ago, exhausted and hungry from travelling round China the only thought then was eating; whether that was Macky D’s or tea at the Peninsula. We wanted more time to experience and ‘do’ HK. I suppose the soundtrack to this part of our trip has to be Christmas music, which is played on the MTR (tube), shops, hotels, boats and oddly even in the cable car to the Buddhist monastery. The Xmas lights and decorations are everywhere and ... read more
Christmas display at heritage 1881
Moira posing!
Rap Xmas tree in Peninsula hotel lobby

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