In true Sylwia fashion I waited to the last minute to book our Hunter Valley trip. In my defense I was waiting for the weather and thought that since it was on a weekday there wouldn’t be any issues. I was in contact with one hotel, but never actually booked. When we finally decided to … Continue reading Hotel Review – Hunter Valley
One of the main reasons for coming to New Zealand was to attend Rhythm and Vines. So what is Rhythm or RnV? It is a three-day music festival situated on the East Coast of New Zealand and coined for having the “first sunrise of the New Year.” It has been a bucket list item for … Continue reading I Went to a Festival?! Rhythm and Vines Rundown
I’ve been on a bit of a blogging break for the last week. I was fully in the moment of enjoying Christmas and the end of 2019. I spent Christmas up north on the Northern Island of New Zealand in Paihia. On the 26th, I ventured back to Auckland for a night. The next morning … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I think I've tried almost all water activities except white water rafting. I've always been interested in going, but for some reason I just hadn't gone. Being in New Zealand, the "adventure capital of the world," I figured it would be the perfect place to start. The rafting trip was through Kaitiaki Adventures. We traveled … Continue reading My First Rafting Experience
Thursday Night Market Treat Rotorua is the first stop I will be spending a longer chunk of time - four nights to be exact. It's known for the highest percentage of Maori (indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand) and having a sulfuric (rotten egg) smell. If you know me you know I am a major … Continue reading Overwhelmed in Rotorua
I've had "ring in the New Year in New Zealand" on my bucket list since 2015 when I met a Kiwi (someone from NZ) in London. She marveled how awesome the festivals and celebrations were for New Years. Given NZ's location it's one of the first places on earth to ring in the New Year. … Continue reading New Zealand – First Impressions
Hotel Bondi is located right on Campbell Parade right across the street from the iconic Bondi Beach. It’s one of the popular places to go out for happy hour or at night in the area. When I was staying in Bondi I wanted to stay here for a couple of nights before traveling onwards. Their … Continue reading Hotel Review – Hotel Bondi