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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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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Nice is nice

 

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Nice is indeed nice, this amazing city on the French Riviera is absolutely picturesque and dreamy. From its amazing beaches, warm and breezy weather to its architecture which is influenced by both French and Italian culture. Definitely a great place to visit and it can absolutely be done at a budget. Want to know how to spend less than kshs. 75,000 inclusive of flights and accommodation then stick around as I give you a detailed breakdown of how to make this possible.

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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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Why you should go to Giraffe Centre today

 

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For most of us; the fondest memory we have of Giraffe Centre is probably in pre-school. Allow me to take you back to when this was the dopest adventure as a 5 or 6 year old. Well, I don’t know about you, I never quite understood the significance of Giraffe Centre until about a few years ago. The amazing job that they do each day to conserve the environment and particularly the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

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10 travel quotes to inspire your 2017 adventure

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Who doesn’t love a quote? A great old saying that gives you a boost of morale and motivation to jump start you day, work, travel etc. For one, I love quotes and if you read my blog, you know that each post is accompanied by a great quote at the very end of each blog post. In this post I will delve into ten travel quotes that I absolutely adore and always bring a level of inspiration into my life.

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Why Kenyans and Kenya Airways should thank Fastjet

 

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I believe the solution to inspire more Kenyans to travel is pure and simple competition by service providers, be it airlines, hotels or even tour operators. Competition yields great pricing options and best possible outcomes for the consumer in terms of cost. So, was I glad that Fastjet got their license to operate in Kenya? Yes! I was ecstatic about it. I will delve into why competition is great and weigh in some of my opinions on air travel in Africa and particularly East Africa. I would suggest a cup of coffee or tea because I have a mouth full to say.

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