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  • Snapshots: The Coromandel Peninsula

    The Coromandel Peninsula is pretty much the closest weekend getaway from Auckland. Less than three hours’ drive and you’ll find yourself dipping your toes in the ocean while admiring Cathedral Cove, patting pigs on road 309, straining your neck trying to glimpse the top of kauri trees, or watching the sunset on Whitianga beach. Not […]

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  • Snapshots from Bariloche

    Bariloche was my first stop in Argentina. But it took me a while to realise that it was Argentina, and not Switzerland. Because San Carlos de Bariloche – as is its actual full name – has got a lovely little stone church on its main square, is surrounded by mountains and lakes, and is famous for […]

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  • Snapshots from Hampi

    Two weeks into my time in India came the real reason I wanted to go visit the country: a reunion with my best friend! She lives in Bombay, where I flew to meet up with her, but we soon hopped on a flight south to go check out the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Then we spent what […]

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  • Snapshots from Halong Bay

    I finished my Vietnam trip with three days spent on a cruise in Halong Bay. It’s truly a paradise – as well as being, like many of my favourite spots, a Unesco World Heritage site. What makes the bay unique is the thousands of big-and-small islands that dot it, all covered in thick green rainforest. […]