6 months of travels…

So I have been rubbish at keeping my blog up to date! It’s now almost (will be on the 1st March 2017) officially 6 months since I have been away from home and I am going to do some short blog posts on my favourite spots/countries so far…so watch this space.

So far it has all been an adventure and massive learning curb and I am still learning (but loving) every minute of each day I continue to travel. So please keep reading and I will try to post a bit more…

In the meantime this is me feeling content and happy on a beach on Urupukapuka Island (what a name!) which is the largest island of the Bay of Islands on the North Island in New Zealand.

Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

 

All photographs copyright Jemma Nicholson.

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Road tripping round New Zealand – Part 1

I spent two months travelling around New Zealand’s north and south island. Someone told me before I arrived that every corner you turn in New Zealand you say ‘WOW’ and it was so true! I landed in Auckland at the beginning of February and even though it was going into Autumn, I was lucky enough to have spectacular weather in my time visiting this beautiful country.

I am lucky enough to have friends and family on the North Island, so I stayed with them when I first arrived, which was so lovely and made me feel at home immediately. Although I was suffering a little bit from culture shock after spending 5 months in Southeast Asia, it was made easier by seeing some friends and familiar faces.

As there is so much to mention in regards to New Zealand, I am going to do two blog posts, the first one on the North Island and the second on the South Island. So here are my highlights of the North Island where I spent just under a month.

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