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Captain Cook Whitianga, Mercury Bay, NZ

Silent Sunday: Captain Cook landing site in Whitianga, New Zealand (2003)

Captain Cook Whitianga – in 1769 Captain Cook landed here at Mercury Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand to watch the transit of Mercury. This photo was taken in 2003 with a non-digital camera.

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Silent Sunday: The verdant landscape of the Coromandel coast

The verdant landscape of the Coromandel coast, North Island in New Zealand

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World at a Glance: Auckland’s Sky Tower and therapy

We’ve visited the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere twice: the first time was just Alex and I, during a short one-week first-time jaunt to the land of the long, white cloud. Our next visit to the Sky Tower Auckland was four years later, while we lived in New Zealand. On both occasions, we bumped […]

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Government Gardens, Rotorua

A quick post today, inspired by this week’s #frifotos* theme: gardens. Pictured above is Government Gardens in Rotorua. Again, it seems I’m drawn back to New Zealand, our second home country. My inner self must be telling me it’s time to visit. Now, to persuade the girls to leave their dogs and horses for a […]

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World at a Glance: Hole in the Rock

Over time, waves crashing into this very peculiar work of nature known as Hole in the Rock, have hacked away at the stone, creating this 18-metre hole.

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Sunday scenes from down under: Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge has no walk or bicycle lanes, but there’s a bridge climb and, of course, a bungee jump. We’re in New Zealand, after all.

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How to rent a home in New Zealand

After the Christchurch earthquake, the grassroots movement Blog4NZ was born, aiming to support New Zealand tourism after the earthquake. For 72 hours, travel bloggers from all over the world will tell stories about a country we love. Here’s one of mine: After I had my youngest daughter, I used the opportunity afforded by Norwegian family […]

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