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I embarked on an Ethiopian Airlines a few days short of Feb this year to visit my extended family in Nigeria, West Africa. It was a much anticipated visit planned with my husband. Am super excited as it has been a long eight years since I set my foot on that land!
Though had a brief transit in Ethiopia, i felt a deep sense of exoticness in Addis Ababa. The quote is true! Am enriched with the beauty & charm of culture that sits in this ancient land. One needs to be traveller in a lifetime.
My husband insisted that I visit my favourite country i.e. New Zealand. He said I must fulfill my dreams before the New Year 2015. I quickly jumped at that thought and requested my brother to do the bookings for the trip. Expedia got me a flight from Singapore to Brisbane to Auckland, then return via Sydney to Singapore.
From the airport I was transferred to Kiwi International Backpackershere.
Kiwi Intl Hotel..originally a Baptist Bible College turned into a backpacker now
Sky Tower from a view
St Patrick's Cathedral
Holy Trinity Cathedral
The next morning i was picked by the tour guide. There was another 8 tourists along with me. The journey was beautiful. We stopped at a small town called Hobbitton for breakfast.Then headed straight to Rotorua. Before that, the guide took only me to the sheep's farm called Agrodome and drove the other 8 to Waitemo Caves to watch the glow worms!
The experience at the farm was fulfilling. I adored the cool breeze and sun at the farm.
After that all of us got together and watched Maori Cultural Show at a place called Te Puia. I bought some souvenirs and we had traditional Maori lunch called "Hangi". Yummy and tummy full :) .
St Faith Maori Church
natural boiling hot water
Rotorua Central Backpackers lodge
breakfast before I leave to Napier
Criterion Art Deco Backpackers
I missed my luggage on board the bus to Hastings and only recovered it the next day thanks to ISite Taupo, my friend Jan and I site Napier for their kindness and support! sigh!
Art Deco Town
The harp shaped Centennial Carillon, located next to the main path in the north-west section of the garden, was a gift from Rothmans Ltd to commemorate the 1974 Centenary of the Borough of Napier. The Carillon plays a selection of tunes every half hour, from 11.30am until 2pm.
I lodged in Downtown Backpackers a.k.a Hotel Waterloo. A cool & cosy lodge very close to Wellington Train Station.
Cuba Street..coolest street
mexican food for dinner..wow it was yummy
Norwood Rose Gdn
Back to KL...thank you GOD almighty for safe journey mercy!
truly MAG DURU at Sunday, January 25, 2015