Posts tagged ‘New Zealand’

May 30, 2013

New Zealand – Part Tres

Before leaving for Melbourne, we actually stopped over for one day in Christchurch, South Island of New Zealand. This city reminded me a lot of Melbourne.

Sadly the disastrous earthquake back in 2011 has caused some serious damage to the buildings and infrastructure, especially in the  central city and the eastern suburbs. The city is still recovering from this incident. We took a day tour around the city and were shown the remains of some of the buildings and infrastructure that were severely affected by the quake. Some of the people left their home and never came back, some still stayed to rebuild their home.

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I’m looking forward to going back to visit this city again in a couple of years to see the development.

 

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May 26, 2013

New Zealand – Part Dos

So, y’all knew there was gonna be a part two, didn’t ya?

I also travelled to Waiheke Island during our stay in Auckland. This island is popular as a tourist attraction and also known for its winery. The island was very clean and the scenery was amazing, though I wasn’t a fan of its narrow and winding roads.

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And of course, my trip to NZ wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t visit their sheep and animal farm, would it?

 

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May 25, 2013

New Zealand – Part Uno

Recently I had a short vacation to New Zealand for the first time in my life. Though living so close to NZ, it actually took me almost 9 years before I finally decided to travel there. There’s only one word to describe NZ: Awesome. Even though it was a short 5-day trip, I really enjoyed the scenery, the people, the food and the weather to name a few.

We took a red-eye flight from Melbourne and arrived in Auckland early in the morning. Here are some photos from our stay in Auckland & the surrounding.

P.S. my dad made a cameo.

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