Makara Beach

Makara Beach

Hallo! Welcome to another little TBT post. Today’s is about a place I have very briefly mentioned before in the blog. It’s about Makara Beach. I had never heard of this place before, but Rory had frequented it with his family as they liked to walk there. So in 2015, on a Labour Day weekend, Rory drove us up there, so we could do this little walk up the hill.

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It was a very stony beach

As we made our way past the carpark, we came across this beach. It was very stony. To the left, there was a little path and a sign showing us more about the walk.

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A helpful little sign

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There were a few options we could take. We went with the ones that went up to the Fort Opau gun battlements. The full walk takes few hours, but we decided on just doing a small part (we got hungry).

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Travel Tag

Travel Tag

Welcome to another tag! This time I was nominated to do the Travel Tag by Pearl who blogs over atΒ The Pearly Life. Thanks so much for the nomination Pearl!!Β I’ve been really lucky to have done a decent bit of travelling, so this tag should be lots of fun πŸ™‚

What is your favourite place that you have visited?

Machu Picchu! It was so amazing and mystical. It literally is a hidden world, and the trek made me feel like I had earned my visit there! πŸ˜€

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30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 12

Welcome one and all to Day 12. You guys know the drill. Make sure to check out whatΒ MaggieΒ andΒ CheilaΒ answer for these challenges too!

Day 12 is about Places I Have Visited.

A lot of you may already know about all my travels, because it’s a big interest in my blog. So this post may link to a lot of older posts that will be able to tell you in more detail about these places.

Let’s start locally.

New Zealand, my home country.

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Here’s a basic map of NZ that leaves out a lot of cities, but it’s the one that shows all the places I’ve been to


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Weekend Getaway and Hans Zimmer

Weekend Getaway and Hans Zimmer

So this is up a bit later than intended, but here’s my weekend recap! I normally don’t do these, because my weekends are normally pretty regular, but last weekend, Rory and I went up to Auckland to see Hans Zimmer in concert. My sister, Jo and her fiancee, Tibor, live up there, and were kind enough to let us crash with them.


The flight up to Auckland was uneventful. Domestic flights are always much simpler than international I find. The weather in both Wellington and Auckland was pretty drab and grey, which was a bit of a bummer. When Jo and Tibor picked us up, they joked and pointed out it was sunny before we arrived. This also happened the last time we visited them in Auckland. Rory and I just bring the Wellington gray everywhere we go.

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Honeymooning in Fiji

Honeymooning in Fiji

It took me longer than I intended, but let me share with you all my wonderful trip (a.k.a. honeymoon) to Fiji with my brand new husband Rory!

As you’d know from Honeymooning Through Food, we stayed at Taveuni Island Resort. To travel there from New Zealand was a bit tricky however. We flew from Wellington to Nadi on Sunday afternoon (it takes around 3 and a half hours). Then we needed to take a connecting flight from Nadi to Taveuni. The timing of both flights always clashed. So we ended up having to stay the night in Nadi. This was on our first night in Fiji, and again on our last night as we ran into the same problem timetable wise.

For our one-night stay in Nadi, we booked withΒ Aquarius on the Beach. This was a lovely hostel, only 15 minutes from the airport. They also offer to pick you up and drop you off to the airport (for only $14 FJD), so we thought it would be a good place to stay.

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Honeymooning Through Food

Honeymooning Through Food

So for our honeymoon, we stayed at a luxury resort in Taveuni, Fiji. Taveuni Island Resort. As part of our stay here, we got fed amazing food. All three meals were catered to us, and they were huge. I’ll post later about our adventures at the resort, but the food alone deserves a post. Breakfast was five courses, lunch and dinner Β were both three courses. Breakfast is served with fresh muffins, a plate of fresh fruit, and an assortment of cereals on the table ready for you to choose. You can also choose from a selection of cooked breakfasts. Lunch and dinner all have a starter, main and dessert. They offer two choices for the mains for lunch and dinner and ask you to choose one during breakfast. I took pictures every day of what I was having. That’s what this post will be about.


Breakfast – Fresh Fruit, Muffins with Butter, Pancakes and a Mocha.

Lunch – Bean Salad (starter), Fish Wrap (main), and Fresh Fruit with Ice Cream (dessert)

Dinner – Pumpkin Soup with Fresh Rolls (starter), Pickled Pork with Roasted Vegetables (main), and Pineapple Meringue with Passionfruit Ice Cream (dessert).

We also got drinks on our first night. Rory had the Taveuni Special and I had a Long Island Tea. I liked Rory’s one better though as it was more fruity so we swapped!

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