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I’ve been invited to share three things I love about my favourite city, as part of Accor Hotels ‘A Tale of Three Cities’ promotion.
My favourite city in the world? This has had me thinking for quite some time – there are so many cities I love, how on earth can I pick a favourite!
Despite leaving New Zealand to travel the globe, I am a proud Kiwi and love my home country to bits. So of course my favourite city has to be in New Zealand! But I have already lived in four different New Zealand cities, and loved each of them for different reasons, so how would I be able to choose?
As part of the Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There promotion, I’ve been invited to share five of my favourite destinations that I’ve been before and would love to revisit. I thought this was going to be easy, but as I reminisced over wonderful travel memories, narrowing down my favourites proved to be quite the challenge!
Don’t stress guys, it sure was tough but I managed to reduce it down to my top 5…in no particular order – that would be way too hard to decide!
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Whilst for most of our South Island road trip we were blessed with dry weather, it was a very wet start to our day in Milford Sound, down in the far south of New Zealand in Fiordland. Usually, rain wouldn’t be a reason to smile – but for Milford it is! Milford is one of the wettest places on earth, with about 220 days and 7 metres of rain each year…that’s a lot!
Although a clearer day would have been great for photos, the rain creates what are called ‘temporary waterfalls’ i.e. waterfalls that only exist after bouts of rain, and cascade gracefully down the cliff-face, which make for spectacular scenery and good fun spotting out of the car window!
Arrowtown is SUCH a pretty place, guys.
Far away near the bottom of the South Island, Arrowtown has an incredibly rich history – literally, rich in gold! Gold was first discovered in Arrowtown in 1861 and within years was stripped almost bare of the rich mineral. These days, Arrowtown makes for a peaceful holiday spot amidst beautiful and interesting surroundings.
Here’s how to spend an afternoon in the picturesque village of Arrowtown:
One thing I have made a resolution to do is see more of my own country. Considering the fact that Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations, and I hadn’t been since I was a kid, it quickly made it to the top of our list for a bit of an Easter Weekend road trip.
In hindsight, perhaps Easter Weekend wasn’t the best choice, because it most certainly seemed to be everybody else’s! Queenstown was PACKED, guys. But we were on holiday and chilled out – though some places we busier than they usually might be, we still had an amaaaazing time!
Last week, the New York Times published this article on their 52 Places to Go in 2014. 52 – that’s one a week, right?!
I feel lucky to live in #2 on the list: Christchurch!