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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3 Crucial Tips for first time Airbnb users

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Airbnb has blown up to become one of the “go to” sites for travellers especially millennials for affordable and budget friendly accommodation in recent years. Today, I thought I’d share some quick tips for first time Airbnb users. I am personally a huge fan of  Airbnb as it is an amazing concept both for travellers and hosts alike, plus it’s a great way to save money while travelling as some of it’s options are definitely cheaper than conventional accommodation options.

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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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Taking Stock

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Goodness! It’s been quite a while. Lots of life changes at the moment, settling in and trying to find a balance. I recently moved to New Zealand and trying to find my feet. Hence, my two month hiatus. I’m back now and I hope to post every so often.

So today, I decided to jump on “Taking Stock” bandwagon for two reasons; one, because it gives me a level of accountability and two, its a great way to interact with you guys on a personal level and hopefully a way to get to know me more. Here we go.

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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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