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On a rainy Saturday morning in the middle of spring, we decided to escape the city’s gloomy weather and head north. Our destination; Ascension Wine Estate. This winery, restaurant, and event venue is located along Matakana Road, roughly an hour’s drive north of Auckland Central. The drive to the place was quite pleasant and relaxing, and much to our delight, the grey clouds started to give way to a bright blue sky and heaps of  sunshine as we made our way north. This being our very first time to visit

La Cigale is tucked within one of Auckland’s upmarket suburbs, Parnell. It has a cafe and a shop which are open seven days a week, a bistro which only operates on Wednesday evenings, and a French market which is up during the weekends. This review will focus primarily on the cafe and the weekend market because we rarely go the city on weekdays. The cafe is situated in a small corner beside the shop, this allows patrons to have a quiet, sit-down breakfast, away from the busy market area. They serve an assortment of

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is a vibrant city at the southern tip of the North Island. This bustling city has an ever changing urban landscape surrounded by the rich waters of the Cook Strait, ancient forests, and rolling hills and farmlands, making it an ideal site to explore. Our short visit last February gave us a few insights into things to check out when visiting the capital city of New Zealand. Here’s what our trip looked like: Day 1: Arrive in Wellington | We flew into the city on board a Jetstar

Over a year ago we joined a “Wedding Competition” started by an Auckland-based wedding website. The rules were simple, we just needed to answer and submit a set of questions and our wedding photos respectively. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the cut, it was disappointing but it was a good experience at the same time because when we were going through the questions, we started reminiscing about the history of our relationship up to our wedding day. Today, while browsing through some of our files, I found a copy of the entry that

Local food is always a vital focus on our trips, that’s why we always make it a point to eat and to embrace traditional cuisine when we travel. We tend to shy away from the common cafes and fast food chains that can be found in almost every corner of the world because let’s be honest, the Grande Caramel Macchiato or the Cheeseburger Value Meal doesn’t really taste that different in other countries. Our visit to Kyoto and Osaka in Japan gave culinary experience a whole new meaning. For it involved not

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