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Posts tagged ‘2014’

A Coromandel weekend with friends

When friends of yours have a place in the Coromandel, one of the country’s best loved holiday destinations, the obvious thing to do is arrange a group weekend away. Logistics were a bit tricky but where there’s a will there’s always a way! Read more

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Walkin’, more walkin, more river and some rugby

I was excited about the second day of explorations in Brizvegas; my feet less so. She was also gonna be a hot one, perfect for sweating into one’s plaster cast. Mmmm. Read more

Two sides of the river and a brewery

I was roaming along Southbank on my first day in Brisbane, gradually making my way to the brewery where I’d be meeting my friend. Read more

A one-armed long weekend in Brisbane

A year ago I visited Brisbane for the first time to stay with a friend. Breaking my wrist a few days beforehand wasn’t part of the plan. Read more

Wellyscapes: A field of crosses

The First World War centenary commemorations are gathering much steam here especially in the approach to ANZAC Day later this month. Back in August, to mark the start of WW1 and very close to where NZ’s declaration of war was made on 5 August 1914, a Field of Remembrance was created in the grounds of parliament.

Field of Remembrance

China last hurrah

Our last day in Shanghai saw us blatting around for a final discovery of places and things before taking a ride the world’s fastest train to start our journey home. Read more

China 17: Street life, propaganda posters and a Kiwi connection

In this penultimate China post we soak up more from the streets of Shanghai and meet up with our friends again for a classic Kiwi pastime. (And no I don’t just mean drinking!) Read more

China 16: Old Town – now you see it, now you don’t

One of the most fascinating aspects of Shanghai for me was the disappearing act of some of the old neighbourhoods. Read more

China 15: Markets for insects, antiques and marriage

Visit any Asian city and I suppose you will find some weird and wonderful markets, guaranteed to fascinate and sometimes sadden. During our almost-three days in Shanghai we made a point of hunting out…. Read more

China 14: Welcome to Shanghai ~ along and above the riverfront

The fast train from Suzhou soon had us stepping out into Shanghai. We ditched bags at the hotel and set off to explore. Read more

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