Posts Tagged ‘museum’

Mumbai – Full of puppies

March 8, 2012 4 comments

The anticipation for Mumbai was intense – what would it be like, is it as noisy, and hardcore, as everyone seemed to suggest, how would we cope, how long before we got food poisoning??? All these things were racing through our minds as we landed in Mumbai Airport at the antisocial hour of 2am to the slightly sweet sour sulphurous smell that is big city India.

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Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh City

January 27, 2012 4 comments

Fiesta fiesta fiesta – I think we have landed in the party season. It is the fourth day of Tet, the New Year, and this year is the particularly special year of the Dragon. Everyone is out on the street and in top spirits.

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Last Kiwi stop – Auckland

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

We planned in a day in Auckland, mainly to go up the sky tower and get a view from the highest point in the southern atmosphere. After a pretty miserable morning trying to wrestle with Indian Visa applications online, we catch a bus ride into town.

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Wellington – the windy city

November 16, 2011 2 comments

Wellington – What a pretty place. We made our home in Lower Hutt, the original settlement before the first inhabitants thought better of it and moved across the bay to Wellington. ( well actually, not the first inhabitants, the first european ones!).  Wellington surprised us, and our first foray to the top of the hill to the observatory was the start of a very pleasant couple of days.

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The Thermal highway – Rotorua

November 11, 2011 8 comments

Rotorua’s  smell hits you before you even reach the “no engine braking” signs – WOW, what a stench of rotting eggs! With a nose for free events as well as eggs, we find the park in the town centre where we are all free to play in the thermal pools. We still struggle with the idea of sitting in an enormous volcanic crater, warming our feet on water that has been heated by the slowly cooling magma just below us. It all feels rather exciting.

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Mendoza – Wine Heaven

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Mendoza is known for it’s wine – we know it for “Mr Hugo”. As a town, it was also destroyed by an earthquake, so benefits from a renewed street pattern, giving the same comfortable and green character of San Juan. The squares are really nice and there is an unusual arrangement of 4 small squares around the main Plaza d’Independencia.

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San Juan shook us up a bit.

October 25, 2011 2 comments

San Juan came as a pleasant surprise after the rough gruff town of Tucuman, having been destroyed in 1944 by a devastating earthquake that killed 10,000 people, the place was re-planned with wider streets, tree-lined avenues and an irrigation system that keeps the place clean and fresh – two unusual luxuries in Argentina.

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