Golden Bay

Golden Bay

Welcome to another TBT! Today is about when we visited Golden Bay in Nelson. This was during our Christmas Holidays in the South Island back in 2009.

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Golden Bay is located around Nelson, a few hours drive from Blenheim (in the South Island) where we were spending Christmas with our extended family. We often went for little day trips, and one day Dad suggested this. The name alone sounded intriguing, and we were all keen to go out for a day trip.

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It was very pretty, and very busy! Especially since it was the summer holidays.

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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.

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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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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Today’s inspiration for the photo challenge is Wanderlust. When I first saw that, I thought, “Damn, I used all my best ones last week for the Earth Challenge”, but you know what? I take a lot of pictures when I visit places, so consider this the next installment πŸ˜€

If you want to see last week’s photos about some of the wondrous place I’ve seen on Earth, you can click onΒ Earth and the Wonders I’ve Seen.

I’ll also include links to posts I’ve written about my travels to the specific photos. So if you’d like to see more, go and click. Or not. I’m not your boss πŸ˜›

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Wanderlust inspires us all to travel. You see incredible things that you didn’t think you would. Sometimes this happens while sitting in a plane, and the clouds seem like you could almost touch them.

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In Fiji, you find clear blue seas and white sand beaches. The most incredible part is that the water is warm, and there’s so much life to see underwater, not too far from the shore.Β Honeymooning in Fiji.

Can’t forget my recent trip to Peru that I keep (and won’t stop) bringing up πŸ™‚

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The Salkantay Trek took us through hills, lakes, mountains..and the top of the Amazon rainforest.Β Salkantay Trek.

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The cities had elaborately decorated town squares, and colourful markets with homemade goods to sell.Β Arequipa

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Our stay in the Amazon rainforest led me to some strange and wondrous sights. Like giant lilypads that I might be able to sit on (I didn’t try though).

Also, through the rainforest and Iquitos combined, I got to get near lots of animals that I rarely see. More links here –Β Amazon Rainforest,Β Iquitos.

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One of my favourite spots in Sydney is the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It feels like you’re stepping in another world, within Sydney itself. You can read more here atΒ Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Finally, sometimes you don’t have to go far to discover new places.Β Tongariro Crossing, one of my very first posts if you’re interested!

Thanks for reading and letting me show more of my pictures from my travel!

Angela.

Earth and the Wonders I’ve Seen

For my interpretation of this week’s photo challenge, I’ll take a look at all the places I’ve visited here onΒ Earth.

I haven’t travelled as much as I want to, but I have seen quite a few incredible things.

In my home country of New Zealand, I hiked the Tongariro Crossing and saw the Emerald Lakes.

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I went to Sydney, and I was able to see the Blue Mountains, an impressive rock formation.

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Leisurely Walks

Hello all! I would like to complain about the weather. The weather has sucked here lately. We have been lucky enough to have one sunny day here or there, but as we head into more of autumn, and then winter (ugh), I’m sure we will see more grey and rain.

I thought it would be nice to upload photos of past summer days where Rory and I would walk around town. We’d walk around the waterfront, Courtenay Place, and just look around. I would constantly stop to take photos of whatever interested me. I’ve posted some of these photos before, but I have a lot sitting in my phone.Β So I thought I would pick out the best and show them to you guys, while I wait for the rain to go away.

Frank Kitts Lagoon

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