Franz Josef or Fox Glacier? Which one to choose? Our plans for visiting the Westland National Park were (as usual!) very ambitious… Of course, we had to visit both 🙂 New Zealand glaciers are one of the country’s greatest attractions, next to a kiwi bird and spectacular fjords. Even, if your time is limited and you have to pick only one glacier, you still can’t miss this place.
Many people think that holidays organized by the travel agency are not true traveling. Honestly? I totally disagree with this approach. First of all, it’s the perfect solution for many super busy people. Sometimes traveling with a travel agency is just much cheaper than a self-organized trip. I have noticed this especially when it comes to the most popular Greek islands – airline tickets from Munich to Crete are more expensive than a one-week all-inclusive holiday package offered by the travel agency! In fact, it all depends on what you plan to do during holidays. Will you only explore 100 different paths from your hotel room to the pool (with a drink in your hand, obviously)? Or maybe you will decide to explore the world outside the hotel walls? If you want to make your holidays a truly breathtaking experience, check these 18 unique things to do in Crete! Continue Reading
What do you think when you hear “fjords”? Most likely – Norway. But did you know that you can also find them down under? The South Island in New Zealand is home to the magical Fiordland National Park. Many believe that this is actually the most beautiful region in this country. We found our beloved place somewhere else, however, Fiordland, particularly Milford Sound and Lake Te Anau, left us speechless.
I love tulips. Together with lavender, they are my favorite flowers. I am a big fan, especially of all these pastel ones – white, light yellow and light pink. I must confess that we don’t have plants in pots at home, but there is always a tulip bouquet in the vase. It immediately gives my room some spring vibes and makes the interior looks so cozy and girly… It is not surprising that I have always dreamed of visiting all these colorful fields of tulips in Holland. Finally, during our last visit to Amsterdam – we made it!
New Zealand is considered as a very expensive country. After all these stories, we thought we would leave a small fortune at the other end of the world… Is it true? I admit sincerely that the prices on site surprised us rather positively. It is definitely not cheap, but for example, lodging on the site is much cheaper than on the US West Coast. Try our tips and reduce your New Zealand trip cost! You may find our itinerary here.
When we bought our plane tickets to New Zealand, we knew we just have to go to one of these paradise islands of Oceania. We were considering Vanuatu or Fiji, finally deciding on that last one. We only had 4 days and we aimed at pure relaxation – in some truly unique place. It turned out that it’s not that easy and I had to spend dozens of hours searching the Internet for the perfect hotel… What is the problem with Fiji vacations?
Usually tourists skip this region. While Rotorua and the Fiordland are rather crowded places, we didn’t meet tons of people in the Catlins. On the other hand, also not many kiwis live here permanently – only around 1200 people. That’s a pity! The Catlins, located in the south of the South Island, is just loaded with spectacular landscapes, wonders of nature and unique animals! We still haven’t decided, but I think the Catlins may be the most beautiful region we visited in New Zealand… Look at the pics below and decide yourself!
When I was planning our New Zealand itinerary, I came across an intriguing picture in the internet. The gigantic, spherical rocks scattered on the beach looked incredible in the sun rays… After a brief search, I finally found what is the name of this place – Moeraki Boulders! Another point was added to our trip. But do they actually look so magical?
Sincerely, I must admit that our New Zealand trip didn’t start as planned. Due to the huge rainfall, we couldn’t reach our first attraction – the Hot Water Beach, because all the roads were closed. After a quick glance at the map, we decided that we would spend two days (instead of one as planned) in Rotorua – this turned out to be the brilliant idea!
Probably everyone visiting New Zealand wonders where to see kiwis. Unfortunately, in fact it’s not that easy… These birds are highly endangered, and to make things even more complex – they are nocturnal. Even many New Zealanders have never seen them in wild… So how to meet them anyway?