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April 17, 2020

When it comes to Honeymoons, it is almost if not as important as the wedding itself. What are the first destinations for a honeymoon that comes to your mind? Greece? Thailand? Bora Bora? Yes, indeed we are being very stereotypical when it comes to this topic. Maybe the Hollywood movies have implanted in our minds that Honeymoon means beach, sand, palm trees and cocktails by the pool. And it is, but that doesn't mean you have t...

March 14, 2020

After couple of days in Borjomi it was time to visit capital of Georgia - Tbilisi. We chose the cheapest option to get there - train. There are also minibuses available, and they are much faster, but we decided to go for the cheapest option this time. We already had experience with minibuses (you can read about it HERE ), so train sounded more reliable. It was 160 km and costed 2 Gel (~0,65EUR) and it took more than 4 (!!!) ho...

March 10, 2020

In my previous post (You can read it HERE ) I was telling about our trip to Georgia in winter. It started in Kutaisi. One thing I didn't tell you is that starting from the first day it was filled with a lot of interesting situations. First was a naked man in our hostel (long story short he came in, striped, put his clothes in the washer and acted really loudly. He didn't even live in the hostel. Weird). Funny and annoying at t...

March 6, 2020

Georgia was on our list for a long time, but for some reason we never ended up choosing it as our travel destination. So when it came to finding a destination for a week vacation on February we decided this was the time. We had heard a lot of opinions about Georgia. Majority of them was positive and suggested to go there in summer. I could understand. Mountain hikes, canyons, beautiful nature and of course wine was the first a...

February 13, 2020

It was one of those days when you don’t want to sit at home, but go and do something instead. Most things around Cromwell and Bannocburn were already seen and done, but we found one hike that sounded good enough for a hot and sunny day.

So our fellow travelers and work colleagues (also from Latvia) Sindija and Kārlis were joining us. The hike starts at located close to lake Dunstan near the 45th parallel monument 500m past the...

February 13, 2020

Whitestone Cheese factory

On our way to Oamaru we stopped by Whitestone Cheese factory. Those who know mwe, know - I love cheese (and Yes, I am lactose intolerant and I don't care, cheese is my thing, so let it go!!! ) :D .

They have really nice tester cheese plate for 17 NZD and we tried all of the delicious cheese they have there.

First I have to honest. Cheese in New Zealand is mostly tasteless and awful. But Whitestone is not...

February 12, 2020

After leaving Mount Cook we drove straight to Timaru. Before that we stop by Lake Tekapo and I couldn't believe that this lake was even more blue than Lake Pukaki. Maybe it was only that day, maybe the sun made the lake look like that. But it was beautiful.

We made another stop at Three Creeks, Vintage Garage Decor store. It is locates in Burkes Pass, between Lake Tekapo and Kimbell. It is such a cool place selling vintage furn...

February 10, 2020

Mount Cook National Park

We knew about The Mount Cook/Aoraki long before arrived in South Island. It is famous not only because of its perfect triangle shape, but because it is New Zealands Highest mountain. This is the king of all mountains here with 3,754 meters above the sea level.. So it was a must for us to see his majesty.

Our first surprise was Lake Pukaki and its blue water. I couldn't believe it's naturally that blue, b...

February 9, 2020

Milford Sound is is a fjord within Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. It is also the most popular tourist destination in New Zealand. So you can imagine how busy is this place. It is also one of the wettest places on the World. With an average 200 rainy days per year and annual rainfall 6700 mm and over 250 mm of rain in a single day is pretty common. The rainiest is Spring and that's also when there are the most waterfal...

February 6, 2020

After Invercargill we stop by Gemstone Beach. It got it's name simply because you can find semi-precious gems here. Such as jasper, quartz, garnet and nephrite. I was thrilled, I love souvenirs on a budget!

When I was a kid, I used to love dig sand on the beach or even on the side of the road and look for all kinds of stones. I loved interesting shapes and colors and I was fascinated by the ones that shine in the sun. I could s...

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My name is Elisa. Negativity used to be my second name. In my mind Happiness was something far and unreachable.
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