Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Flying Emirates allowed us to stop in Dubai on the way home for a few days out to check out this interesting city. Continue reading

Beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico

After a six hour bus journey from Mexico city, and a wee taxi ride from the Oaxaca bus station, it was wonderful to arrive in a small, quaint, cobblestoned-street city full of vibrant colour and beautiful scenery. We stayed at Hotel Boutique Parador San Miguel. We just loved the décor and our room was large with twin beds. Hubby was so excited, he got a bed of his own. Continue reading

Bula Denarau Fiji; 2017

Nothing excites me more than sharing with you, my annual trip to Denarau Fiji. Hubby goes for work so I tag along for the ride and enjoy a week of bliss by the pool. Fiji will always be my home away from home as we’ve been coming here for years so it’s very familiar. It’s nice to see a few changes too. Continue reading

Niue; a hidden gem.

Secluded, safe, and serene, would be words to sum up this beautiful Pacific island. Only 3.5 hrs flight with Air New Zealand weekly from Auckland, Niue cannot be compared with any other island. It’s so unique. The scuba-diving, snorkeling and fishing is world-class due to the visibility. Crystal-clear or gin-like warm waters and stunning sunsets. Sssh this is our secret. Continue reading

Hidden Havana

Hidden in Wigan St, is one of Wellington’s best kept secrets. When dining/drinking here, you forget you’re in Wellington. This is so unique.  And big sorry peeps, I’m not sure what happened to my awesome photos but trust me on this one, and stay with me on this culinary journey.  Continue reading

Xian highlights

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Arriving to an illuminated night view of Xian was breathtaking. Then to be checked in to the Grand Noble Hotel, our expectations just kept rising. It was very much like an InterContinental hotel. Continue reading

Will Charlie pay the bill?

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Will Charlie pay your bill?

Charlie Bill’s Fine Food Bistro is in one of Welly’s upmarket suburbs of Thorndon. My husband chose this venue and it was definitely a surprise, as I was expecting to eat somewhere in the CBD. We tend to (not intentionally), neglect places that are nestled in the ‘burbs. We have been only once before and really enjoyed it but it just kinda slipped off our radar.

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Saijan the day- Fiji!

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Whilst working on a volunteer nutrition programme in Fiji, our director introduced us to this amazing superfood saijan (pronounced si-jan) or known as moringa. This grows wild in the backyard. It has a slight bitter taste and is a great digestive so can be made into a tea and is also fab to throw in smoothies, salads, curries, pasta, stirfries, casseroles, eggs or anything.

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