Dreaming of New Zealand

March 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions, Enchanting Oceania, Nature

As I’ve often mentioned before, New Zealand is hands down my favorite travel destination so far. It’s got great scenery, a laid-back atmosphere and a superb infrastructure that makes it a breeze to just explore and get lost in the country’s many beautiful landscapes. For Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday, here’s a photo recap (Part 1) of my New Zealand travels!

From one of the stops on our Port Hills Drive

From one of the stops on our Port Hills Drive

The view from Sign of the Kiwi

The view from Sign of the Kiwi

Another view from Sign of the Kiwi

Another view from Sign of the Kiwi

Castle Rock Scenic Reserve

Castle Rock Scenic Reserve

At the sea-side town of Sumner

At the sea-side town of Sumner

The sprawling Mount Cook Village

The sprawling Mount Cook Village

Sea-side fun at the beach of Sumner

Sea-side fun at the beach of Sumner

Kite-surfing

Kite-surfing

Ducks by the Avon River

Ducks by the Avon River

Lake Tekapo, about an hour's drive away from Moun Cook

Lake Tekapo, about an hour's drive away from Moun Cook

Another shot of Lake Tekapo

Another shot of Lake Tekapo

At the Gentanner Camping Ground

At the Gentanner Camping Ground

A hiking trail at the base of Mount Cook

A hiking trail at the base of Mount Cook

Glacier Lake, with Mount Cook in the backdrop

Glacier Lake, with Mount Cook in the backdrop

Upclose and personal with the glaciers

Upclose and personal with the glaciers

HK Sidetrip – Macau

May 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Attractions, Uniquely Far East

Here are some snaps from my previous side-trip to Macau while I was in HK. Didn’t get to see too much of the city unfortunately, time dictates that I only spent a day-trip there, and truth be told, I was running out of money as well. Thankfully, Macau boasts free shuttle buses aplenty, tho only towards the glitzy parts of town (casinos).

Within walking distance from the ferry is Fisherman's Wharf, a sea side establishment good for a relaxing walk and a hearty meal.

Within walking distance from the ferry is Fisherman's Wharf, a sea side establishment good for a relaxing walk and a hearty meal.

Fisherman's Wharf also boasts some unique souvernir shops...

Fisherman's Wharf also boasts some unique souvernir shops...

One of them is.. this Enzo Ferrari boutique! Can you imagine getting one for a souvenir?

One of them is.. this Enzo Ferrari boutique! Can you imagine getting one for a souvenir?

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This huge mall/hotel copying Venice was called.. Venetian, Macao. Pretty but weird. A taste of Europe in Macau?

This huge mall/hotel copying Venice was called.. Venetian, Macao. Pretty but weird. A taste of Europe in Macau?

We're not allowed cameras in the gaming grounds. Here's the closest shot I can get without looking too suspicious...

We're not allowed cameras in the gaming grounds. Here's the closest shot I can get without looking too suspicious...


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About the Author. Nikolas Tjhin. A graphic and web designer in its previous incarnation, Nik’s journeyman career has seen him do work for various creative studios in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Singapore and Jakarta. Now, he’s settled down for the time being and focusing his efforts as the editor of an Asia travel zine, Unearthing Asia.