My Most Epic New Zealand Experiences (That Money Can’t Buy) From 6 Months Here!

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  There is no way I can start sharing about my adventures in New Zealand without being asked what my best experiences are. As I sat on the TranzAlpine train admiring the scenic views from Wellington to Auckland to catch my flight out of New Zealand back to Singapore, I began to list my best […]

6 Months in New Zealand, 4 Months in Fox Glacier – Thoughts & Revelations

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This is it. 6 months living in New Zealand, including 4 months of working in Fox Glacier. I watch as my Air New Zealand plane descend into the city of lights, Singapore, and memories of fluffy cows on grassy patches, the curves of mountains behind them, the crimson sunsets and the puffs of smoke from […]

Mud Attack at Hell’s Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa, Rotorua, New Zealand

mud Hell's Gate Geothermal Park Mud Spa, Rotorua, New Zealand

Stepping into Hell’s Gate in Rotorua, you’ll first notice the swirling clouds of steam, steaming fumaroles, pools of boiling mud and the occasional “land coral” caused by the interaction between the microorganisms and chemicals from the geothermal space. The benefits of a mud bath are well-known. For a long time, the Maoris in New Zealand […]

5 Unmissable Things to Do in Rotorua, New Zealand (If You’re Tight on Time!)

Inferno Crater , Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua New Zealand

Rotorua has made a name for itself from its highly active geothermal activity happening in this town, resulting in a number of geysers and mud pools forming around Rotorua. My first impression of Rotorua was how the entire town smells like rotten eggs! The smell is so distinct and pungent you almost can’t escape it. […]

My First REAL Horse Riding in Glenorchy, New Zealand

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  At the head of Lake Whakatipu lies Glenorchy, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage area recognised for its landscapes of untouched beauty. Movies like Mission Impossible 6, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (horses galloping through river) and The Hobbit were some of […]

Running My First Overseas Marathon – The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon finish line

“I’m here for the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon!” flashes finisher tee – “Oh, awesome! How did you do?” This is a familiar conversation starter as I journey around New Zealand exploring the South last November. Held on Saturday, 18 November 2017, that weekend saw a flurry of activities in what would have been a […]