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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

Trek Global Backpackers is the second backpacker type accommodation that we’ve stayed at ever since we started travelling. Our first experience about 2 years ago, wasn’t very pleasant, which was why we were a little hesitant to book a room at this place. However, due to the high volume of people arriving in Wellington that weekend, most accommodations were already full. So we ended up booking a room at Trek Global Backpackers. We stayed there for 4 days and 3 nights and here’s our quick review: Pros: The staff were friendly and ready to

Long weekends usually mean one thing for us, and that is the opportunity to take long road trips outside the city that we call home. Because regular weekends are usually spent uncovering beautiful Auckland gems, we relish the opportunity to head out and drive (for more than a couple of hours) to see the extraordinary sights surrounding the region. The very first long weekend for 2017 was of course New Year, so we took advantage of the four-day holiday and we drove down to the Great Lake Taupo area, particularly Turangi

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