Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Its beauty is matched by no other; its landscape is pleasantly diverse and every corner is literary a sight to behold.

I have been fortunate to call this beautiful place my temporary home for the last couple of months. This post is dedicated to Auckland and a few of the things and activities I have gotten up to.

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What the colour of your passport means

 

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Recently, I was having a chat with a good friend of mine about the struggles of being a third world country passport holder, my all time favourite topic of discussion 🙂 . People falling into this category are generally passport holders from African countries, a few Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and South American countries. This little chat got me thinking about a time when I was in Rome on my way back to London when the flight got delayed a while due to a late departure from London. You know how delayed flights tend to make disgruntled passengers want to chat each other up and complain about the service. Little did I know I  was going to be pulled into small talk due to this. For those who know me personally; I am very much an introvert; only speak when am spoken to and seldom ever initiate a conversation with strangers unless in dire circumstances.

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Dubai guide for first time visitors

 

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Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today. My last blog post detailed the mistakes I made while planning my trip to Dubai. Despite the few mishaps, I managed to squeeze in quite a lot of activities considering I was there for just a few days.

If you are visiting Dubai for the first time make sure you read my previous post here for things to avoid while there. Dubai is an amazing destination, a melting point of cultural diversity that makes for an enjoyable trip in a variety of ways. Dubai has a population of about 2.7 million with only a small fraction constituting the local Emirati people. Dubai will wow you with it’s amazing culinary options and cultural inclusivity. If Dubai is on your list this year consider this a quick guide.

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Pros and Cons of Travelling Solo

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Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing wonderfully well and working towards your dreams. Today I am keen on sharing my tips on solo travel. In today’s world many of us have become accustomed to doing things in pairs, as a family or as a team. Even in job scenarios most companies tend to recruit a candidate that is more likely to be a team player within the organisation. Well, while the trait of doing things with others is great, it may sometimes stripe us of our individuality, identity and confidence in some cases.

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Here’s what no one tells you about Lake Nakuru

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So a couple of weeks ago, I went down to Nakuru with my family to visit an aunt of mine and we took the opportunity to sight see. I had been to Nakuru a couple times but I hadn’t fully appreciated the beauty of the region. I don’t know about you, but I hardly ever make local travel plans not because there aren’t amazing places to visit but because I totally take Kenya as a travel destination for granted.

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Karen Blixen Museum

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If you are from Nairobi and or  live in Nairobi, chances are that you are quite acquainted with the affluent suburbs of Karen. But do you know that Karen is named after world renowned author and artist Karen Blixen. Karen Blixen relocated with her husband Baron Blixen in the early 1900’s left a mark in Kenya, more so Karen where she lived for almost two decades. I spent an afternoon with my friend Sally at the Karen Blixen house in Karen and enjoyed a the beautiful home and the amazing scenery that this beautiful house rest from the leafy green environs but a small section of the Ngong Hills.

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