•A Day in Rotorua•

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I have recently spent a week on the North Island of New Zealand, and during one of the days we were in and around Rotorua. Rotorua is, although slightly smelly, a beautiful destination where I actually experienced some of my favourite parts of our whole holiday! I say smelly because Rotorua is actually in a spot of intense geothermal activity, which can sometimes create a rather stinky effect when the gases are released from the earth. The smell is created by hydrogen sulphide emissions, giving the town the nicknames “Sulphur City” and, apparently, “Rotten-rua”, which is a personal favourite of mine. However, the geothermal activity also means that there are several natural warm springs in which you can take a beautiful warm swim. Continue reading •A Day in Rotorua•

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•What to do in Queenstown•

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I am finally back and blogging after my New Zealand holiday. I had a fantastic adventure and I am so grateful for that. One of the first places we went on our trip was beautiful, vibrant commerce and thrill-seeker centre Queenstown. I quite liked the vibe of Queenstown, as the weather was beautifully cool whilst we were there, and the whole town was set against a mountainous backdrop. It is definitely a place for backpackers, and whilst there I must admit I didn’t get served by a single Kiwi whilst I was there! Mr Czech and I stayed there overnight, and we woke up to a gorgeous view in the morning. Without further adieu, here is my recommended list of things to do in Queenstown! Continue reading •What to do in Queenstown•

•What’s in my travel bag•

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As some of you may know, I am headed to New Zealand this week, which I am super excited about! I am trying to get everything organised and make sure that I am all ready for this fantastic adventure. We are going to be touring around the South and North Island over a two-week period and seeing a lot in a limited amount of time. I am expecting a lot of hiking, sightseeing, beautiful nature and fun times.

I have travelled enough now to know what I would need to bring as my carry-on baggage. I have a little set of things that I like to have on hand when I am on the plane, and I thought I would share them with you! Continue reading •What’s in my travel bag•