E noho rā – Goodbye/Final Reflections
Goodbye Dubai

E noho rā – Goodbye/Final Reflections

New Zealand struck me as a country which is comfortably at ease with itself.  Of course, there are some political tensions, but overall people are broadly tolerant and respective of…

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Do buy Dubai
Dubai Mall - fountains that play to music

Do buy Dubai

With increasingly alarming reports coming in of the scale of damage at home while we have been away, our energy levels for exploring Dubai were flagging a little.  We spent…

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Bitten by the “Beast from the East” …
Kawarau Gorge New Zealand - Site of the First Bungy Jump

Bitten by the “Beast from the East” …

We spent the morning driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook,  ​We took a side trip en route from Omarama to the Clay Cliffs - bizarre rock formations change colour depending…

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Kiwi Sighting – Queenstown!

We visited the Kiwi Sanctuary in Queenstown today.  It is a great place to see these fascinating creatures.  They are nocturnal and live in the forest, so there really is…

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To Bungy or not to Bungy …
Queenstown Waterfront

To Bungy or not to Bungy …

It is a comparatively short drive to Queenstown from Te Anau - about 2.5 hours - so we had time to visit Arrowtown on the way. Arrowtown is an old…

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