Friday’s Featured Food: Top 5 Food Experiences in New Zealand

It’s been a shocking eight years since my first trip to New Zealand and even five years since my second trip so the notebook still clogs up a list of 30 something posts still unwritten about this country of islands! I thought I’d get my food adventures in NZ typed up today and whacked into a Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Top 5 Food Experiences in New Zealand[…]

Sulphur Sniffing and Reminiscing in…Rotorua: De Ja Vu

Haven’t we been here before?? Hmmm…yes that’s right that place where something clicked and was once the place I described as my favourite place on earth. The city of Rotorua in New Zealand. From my visit there in 2007, I hadn’t actually meant to return to volcanic Rotorua and in fact did my best to Read more about Sulphur Sniffing and Reminiscing in…Rotorua: De Ja Vu[…]

Jonny Blair zorbing in New Zealand

Zorbing in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand

While in Los Angeles, USA on my round the world trip in 2007, I met a young Irish lady from Donegal, Emma McDaid. We enjoyed a very short evening of drinks and chat in the Venice Beach Cotel Hostel the night before my 14 hour flight to New Zealand. As it happened, Emma had just Read more about Zorbing in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand[…]

Backpacking in New Zealand: Is this the way to Rotorua?

I decided I should head south of Auckland and explore some more of the North Island. Obviously in the short time I was spending in New Zealand, it would be hard to see both islands, so I decided pretty swiftly I would leave the South Island out and do a mini tour of the North Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: Is this the way to Rotorua?[…]

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