World Famous Burgers and Celebrity Trees.

World Famous Burgers and Celebrity Trees.

I really only have one point on the agenda of my visit to The Adventure Capital of the World, and it does not include any type of adrenaline boosting activity. Instead, something way more up my alley. Burgers! Vegan Burgers! 

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The Golden Daze (or 'New Zealand as I imagined it'.)

The Golden Daze (or 'New Zealand as I imagined it'.)

Two young girls walk past us as we are getting ready to go paddle boarding at Tata Beach.
"Look, Hippies!", one whispers theatrically to the other, that quickly hushes her friend.

It is probably meant as somewhat of an insult, perhaps something they have mimicked from their parents, but I feel more like "life goal - achieved" as we make way down to the sand dunes. Walking barefoot in my floral sarong. 

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Paradiso - art house cinema beyond the ordinary

Paradiso - art house cinema beyond the ordinary

Stretch your legs out in front of you on the sofa, balance a steaming cup of coffee on the armrest and watch an art-house roll unfold on the big screen ahead. It is not just because I have spent the past week in the backseat of a car that Paradiso is my most comfortable cinema experience ever.

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Vibrant blues of Tekapo and the Moeraki Boulders.

Vibrant blues of Tekapo and the Moeraki Boulders.

It is with a great relief I roll out of Christchurch city. I doubt I will ever be a confident city driver, but combine that with the first time driving in six months, doing so in left (if it is not right, it is wrong eh!!) side traffic and in an unfamiliar car; that just brings you to a whole new level of stressfulness.

Let the South Island Road Trip begin!

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