About ME

Hi! you may call me Vinneve, my nickname here on WordPress.

I started in WP in April 2015 before we leave New Zealand to be an expat in the Middle East particularly Abu Dhabi, UAE.  It was full of ups and downs especially the first two years of being an expat.  Documeting my thoughts and travels thru WP helps me and other people who are reading my blogs and became followers.  I thanked YOU all for being here with me through the years.  Like some other people, my focus changed to other social media but the topic remains the same my love for TRAVELS.  We are fortunate that we are back to New Zealand just in time before covid-19 show it’s ugly head into the world.  So we keep on travelling.  Please continue to FOLLOW me and I will show you how it is on the other side of the world (down under).

Please also FOLLOW me on my other social media platform YOUTUBE channel below.  Just click the link.



UPDATE:  If you are my new reader or follower we are currently back to our home country (after 4 years of being an ex-pat) which is the beautiful NEW ZEALAND.  I am transferring my older post to this new site Life & Wonders.  If you want to know more about the first few years while we are in Abu Dhabi and around the Middle East.  Nevertheless you can still see some of it on this blog but go to Category: Destin(Y)ations so you can see older travel blogs from Europe and Asia not just the Middle East. 

Please feel free to drop me a line that would be great!  I would be happy to see a “LIKE” too if I would be honest haha!  It shows you really read my post and I do the same for you.  We bloggers should know how to give and take and not just always take, don’t you think so?

Any feedback would be appreciated.  Bloggers should support each other. Hey, I am here to learn too and perhaps one day meet some great people from here. (Update, click the highlighted places to see the older post about it: I did while I was in DOHA for a few days, one I met here in Abu Dhabi & the two suppose to meet in Jeddah, but it didn’t happen, but we keep in touch thru blogging) so hopefully, I will meet some more bloggers along the way wherever I go.  I will contact YOU or you can contact me via commenting here.  I will truly appreciate it you taking the time to do so. 🙂

Regards and Take care.

BS: Please click this LINK   from bright ex-pats blog interview,  and for more info on the above bold subjects/posts (places).

Also please click my RED PLANET page for more info about Hotels in Asia.

PS:  Most of the photos are mine and some have credit on it as per their respective links or info after the photo.  

112 thoughts on “About ME

  1. Heeyyy Heyyy Vinneve! I am so glad I found you here. So happy to find a pinay here whom I can relate to! Nice to meet you here. I really love to get in touch with you and share more stories about our “Expat Lives”and having interracial marriages.
    How old is your son?
    I saw your post about the places you’ve visited in Ph, you’ve been to Tagaytay, I’m originally from Bicol, born there but settled as well in Sta. Rosa. Last year was the first time I brought my daughter to Ph.

    Hope to hear more and read from your Blog!
    Take care & cheers from us here in Bavaria!~Christina


    • Actually I have read your blog many times and you have read mine as well in the past haha! You can find more info on my 1st few months when I started blogging. My boy is 8yrs old. We only go to PH for Xmas and NY almost every year. 🙂 Again.. welcome to my blog and hope to see your comment much appreciated.


  2. Eve, you’re come from South east Asia, where is it exactly?I will read your blog again and again, something about my adventure spirits burst after read your post. keep writing and share us interesting places through your point of view 😉


  3. luckilylenny says:

    Hi Vinneve! 🙂

    So nice to read “about me” page because it gives us a little information of who is Vinneve. I am lookinf forward to share thoughts with you girl! 🙂 Best of lucks! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’m so glad to connect with you again – thank you for your likes on my blog posts Vinneve. I read another one of your award blogs, and saw you’re from New Zealand is that right? I have dear friends who live there.

    Anyway sending you and your blog so many blessings!
    Much love,
    Debbie 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Debbie, thanks for your comment and yes I do check from time to time all my readers whether casual one or followers. Yes my heart belongs to NZ but I am not living there at the moment. Hope someday I can come back for good 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. It was interesting to go through your blog and a great introduction. Thanks for commenting on my blog!
    Just a quick tip – try using different colours for the text on the sidebars – they merge into the background and it is difficult to read!
    Looking forward to reading more here! Good luck.


  6. Benjie Bistayan says:

    Hi Vinne! Thanks for that nice comment. I really appreciate it. I think you’re a great mother and wife..simply awesome! Keep inspiring the world, keep posting. =)


    • Hi Julia,
      Thanks for remembering me and for the invitation.
      Actually my 1st time to check on my blog site since last June.
      I have been very busy with the move to the land of the desert so no time yet.
      Will definitely go to your blogs as soon as I have more time as I have seen some topic that I like and would like to compliment you for your beautiful photos. 🙂

      Keep it up you are good in taking shots!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Here’s some feedback after your request at the Community Pool:
    *Your background’s great, and goes well with your main image (and looks nice and warm!)
    *Have you considered that including the word ‘lust’ in your title may be the reason Facebook blocked your posts? (That’s just a guess)
    *Did your Facebook friends just like on Facebook?
    *As I’m scrolling down, the ‘Follow blog via email’ widget text is not very visible over the background until it is at the very top of the screen
    *You may want to consider a contact page in case people want to get in touch privately
    *You write very well
    I hope you found this helpful. All the best, Matt


    • Hi Matt,
      Thanks a lot for the feedback and advice about the word “lust” RE FB and I think you are right!
      I will just post my link on my private FB.
      RE Background – I have edited my “about page” and add an info about the background image as advised.
      Noted about the Follow widget. I will try to do something about it thanks.
      You are very helpful. Truly appreciate it thanks.
      Regards, Vinneve

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Hi Vinne,
    I’m Janice. We met in the Community Pool. Thank you so much for liking my comment about right to photos. I just didn’t want that person to get sued. I hope I wasn’t out of line. Nice to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

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