I’ve just arrived in Jordan for a three week trip through Jordan, Turkey and Israel. A close friend of mine is having his wedding in Tel Aviv in October, so I thought I might squeeze in a few weeks of travelling through the Middle East.
Keeping with the theme, I still haven’t had a chance to post my photos from my trip to Morocco last September. So I’m hoping to get these pics finally posted, before I start with this year’s trip.
I travelled through Morocco last year with Gecko’s Adventures for two weeks. I had always wanted to visit Morocco and was so glad to finally have a chance to travel through these amazing country. I had done a lot of travel through Europe and South America previously, so going to an Islamic country was a bit of an eye opening, but as the photos can attest, it was spectacular.
To follow are photos from Midelt, the Sahara, Tordra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou, Marakech and finally my favourite, Essaouria.
I spent another weekend in New Zealand visiting my boyfriend who is currently working in Auckland. After a rainy Saturday, we were blessed with somewhat clear weather and decided, with a couple of friends, to take a Sunday drive , to Waitakere Rangers, located on the west coast, about an hour’s drive from Auckland CBD. Yet again, the spectacular natural beauty of New Zealand’s north island failed to disappoint. We visited Piha and Karekare (the beach were the movie The Piano was filmed) and were amazing at the rugged beauty of these beaches and the lushness of the near by rainforests.
We are still deciding where to go on my next weekend visit in October (after a short visit to the Middle East to attend a good friend’s wedding in Tel Aviv) – either the Bay of Islands or the Coromandel. So keep posted for some more photos and inspiration.
I recommend you hire a car in Auckland – having your own car gives you so much more freedom and I’m not sure what the public transport is like from Auckland to Waitakere, if at all it exists. Take the freeway out west and then follow the signs to Waitakere, Piha and Karekare. Maybe it’s best to take a GPS with you just in case.
We had a great lunch at Piha Cafe. They do amazing pizzas and have a great selection of healthy salads, cakes and drinks. The interiors a beautiful and it has a great laid back atmosphere and friendly staff.