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Destination: Waihi Beach in New Zealand

Waihi Beach, Vinneve

WHERE IS WAIHI? According to Wikipedia.. Waihi is a town in Hauraki District in the North Island of New Zealand, especially notable for its history as a gold mine town. The town is at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula, close to the western end of the Bay of Plenty

And yes I will be touring you in Waihi Beach. A beautiful place with crystal clear waters and good for surfing. We travelled here with some friends, eight families to be exact last January 2021 just after celebrating the New Year. This event happened because we are COVID FREE in the community. Yes we are proud that we have this freedom and very lucky indeed in these times of pandemic. But to let you know we also experienced having a hard lockdowns and we all survived it. NO PAIN NO GAIN.

Please watch the Youtube video below for more breathtaking sceneries and simple pleasures in life.

@PinoySwiss abroad Youtube Channel

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Best Sailing Team in the World

Maritime Museum to Wynyard Quarter Auckland City. NZ photo by Vinneve

We are so proud to announce that New Zealand best sailing team EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND has won the America’s Cup (once again!) so you can say it’s New Zealand Cup. This sailing competition started in 1851 making it as the OLDEST TROPHY in the international sport. See link for HISTORY.

Just to let you know here in New Zealand we are COVID FREE in the community. This is why this event made it to FINALS and eventually we won the America’s Cup. Of course, as what the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said many times before “BE KIND” and it takes a TEAM OF 5 MILLION to make this happen. Please check out the Youtube video below to see this event. You can also watch it on Youtube channel by clicking the link below that says “watch on Youtube”. I hope you will like this video and if you could please do LIKE, COMMENTS, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE. Once again thank you for being here with me!

@PinoySwiss abroad Youtube channel

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ROTORUA, New Zealand

ROTORUA, New Zealand. Come here if you love outdoors and adventures. There’s more to this town than meets the eye. My photos are not enough to express what you can see and do here. Obviously, it is also a beautiful place but is there any place in NZ that aren’t beautiful? It’s full of natures wonder. It’s up to you to discover it once the world heals.

Here are the videos that attached from PinoySwiss abroad Youtube channel. Please feel free to browse or save it to watch later. I would be grateful for the LIKES and COMMENTS and if you SUBSCRIBE to both here in WP and YT that would make me very happy too! I hope this can gives you an inspiration for the future. Thank You.

@PinoySwiss abroad YT channel
@PinoySwiss abroad YT channel

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The photos and articles on this blog are a property of the blogger EveWanderer11 unless otherwise stated. None of them should be used without her permission. Snippets and links could only be used on one condition: full credit is given to Evewanderer11 and the site, “Wanderlust, A new chapter”.

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New Zealand Travels 2020

We have been very lucky here in New Zealand that we have some sort of FREEDOM than most countries in the world doesn’t have for a long time. Since September 2020 we have travelled to so many places around the country as we are covid free in the community. The photos above are taken in the capital WELLINGTON CITY last December. More to come so please wait for it. Sorry as I have been busy elsewhere but I never think of leaving WP as it is still my first love. I have attached some Youtube videos below for you to check out if you have time or at least save it to play for next time. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank You!

@PinoySwiss abroad YT channel
@PinoySwiss abroad YT channel

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The photos and articles on this blog are a property of the blogger EveWanderer11 unless otherwise stated. None of them should be used without her permission. Snippets and links could only be used on one condition: full credit is given to Evewanderer11 and the site, “Wanderlust, A new chapter”.

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Goodbye 2020…Hello 2021

Wellington @TePapa,Vinneve photo

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts.”

Arnold Bennett

So here we are in the New Year of 2021. Somehow my emotions overruled and I started my new year blog with sort of negativity, though I can say I don’t regret it but it’s just wrong timing or perhaps I just want to justify my absence or lack of motivation for writing in WordPress these past months though I had one blog per month, still I cannot ignore the fact that writing is still my first love than any other social media means. That nobody can steal away from me. It is my own thoughts and my own ideas what’s in here as the real author of this blog under evewanderer Wanderlust – A new chapter. It is a new chapter again indeed.

I can say we are pretty lucky to get away with 2 hard lockdowns in Auckland particularly as most of New Zealand’s other region and cities only had it once. The citizens and residents who wants to come home from overseas (@Akl Quarantine facilities) who are unfortunately had the virus in them created so much havoc into our lives here when lockdowns came. Yes we finally overcame it and I thanked everyone for cooperating and also the government on deciding what is right for their people and acted promptly though it can be better but yes we have to be happy with the outcome nevertheless.

We are one of the few countries in the world who are experiencing some sort of FREEDOM last year up till now and can travel the whole country. For us personally, we started traveling again last September 2020 after our 2nd lockdown in August as you can see from my post last year. So without any further ado here are some happy travels around New Zealand since September. Please check >> Pinoy Swiss abroad Youtube channel to watch some more.

@PinoySwiss abroad
@PinoySwiss abroad
@PinoySwiss abroad

There’s more video over YT channel so please check them out.

I hope you are all well and let’s hope for a better tomorrow this 2021.

Thank You very much to all who stayed with me and will check your blog too ASAP.

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The photos and articles on this blog are a property of the blogger EveWanderer11 (Vinneve) unless otherwise stated. None of them should be used without her permission. Snippets and links could only be used on one condition: full credit is given to Evewanderer11 and the site, “Wanderlust, A new chapter”.

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What’s went wrong with WP?

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com

Hi for all my fellow WP who are wondering where am I and what happened to me why I haven’t got any new blog. I am actually been busy with other social media and because I lack of motivation writing here knowing and realizing too late that this person is ALWAYS copying my blog and putting it in his making it his own by covering it saying it’s a reblog. But I stopped putting a reblog button but he still somehow managed to steal it and paste it on his blog. I told WP about it (didn’t help much) but as perhaps some of you may know there are some hassles as I have to personally tell this person to stop but I did and it didn’t faze him and continues. Don’t get me wrong… I do not mind people reblogging one or two of my post in the past and I do thanked them actually for appreciating and I was flattered by it BUT NOT the person who put MOST of my post in his website and putting “by (his name)” as if he is the author himself. That is really absurd and not really appreciating your hardwork. Now would you like this to happen to you? Will you be alright with this?

What more, I found out that I am not the only one he is copying and pasting the blog into his blog. He is just plain LAZY and yes I can say a STEALER. He doesn’t have a single blog that he can claim as his own. All the posts there are coming from other bloggers like us so be aware for people like this. The reason why I am angry about this is because he hides as a FOLLOWER so he can steal your blog. It was a shock to see most of my blogs ended up in his website. So now I understand that some bloggers put a copyright on their blog post and will start to do now. Writing is still my first love. Next time this person do this I will mention his blog name for everyone to see and so he can be shamed at (unless he changed his name). So this is a WARNING. WP doesn’t have a button so we can ban the blogger that we don’t like to see or follow us. Let me know if I am mistaken and give me some advice. Let me know if you also experience this and what did you do.

Thank you for reading this and yes will continue to blog as I have so many travel stories to share as we have been one of the few countries in the world that are COVID FREE in the community! See you next time.

PS: I have seen that I lost a lot of followers and I am sad about it. But I do thank you all who stays with me and wait until I return. Thank You so much for staying.

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Christchurch, New Zealand natural landscape

HagleyPark, vinneve

It was our first ever domestic travel after our second lockdown in Auckland last August. After getting cancelled three times and a changed of flight schedules finally we went to Christchurch in late September. It was the first of the many after being on a hard lockdown in March and August. It was worth it. We all behaved well and we get what we deserved. FREEDOM. For how long you say? We do not know. As we cannot prevent citizens and residents coming home from overseas you see. As of this time there are approximately 70,000 expats came home for safety and hoping for the best. It is not easy you see for most of us who are already here long before the pandemic. Unemployment rate is so high than before because of that and so many people on benefits that the government financial health is stretching to the limit. Anyway… so much for that. We all deserve a break! More photos and information on this video. You can watch this video from Youtube > PinoySwiss abroad.

ChristchurchTravelS2, @PinoySwiss abroad

Please feel free to browse some videos on that channel or fully watch it all when you have the chance. Thank you for reading and watching. I will try to post more blogs next time. I will check on all of you ASAP. Cheers!

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Christchurch: Gardens & Avon River

Avon RiverCH, vinneve foto

We are delighted and excited that we finally can travel again (by plane) last September and enjoy the sceneries outside of our own hometown and City of Auckland for a change! We have been in two lockdowns in March & August and yes the second time around the people aren’t happy about it. So this is quite a relief and people are driving crazy to go around the country and spend their little savings to help the community to get up and going again. Since the borders are still closed and I believe though it is harder for the economy… at least we are safer like this. Mind you, those lockdowns are brought by the overseas travellers and citizens. So in respect to those who departed because of this we must protect ourselves and best to close the borders until we are really sure of the practical measures will be in place when accepting tourist again into New Zealand.

Here are the beautiful sceneries of the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park. I cannot get enough of them but unfortunately I can only choose a few to post it here. If you want some more best to save money and when all things get better next year please come and tour my beautiful country!

I hope these photos will give you an inspirations to come here in the future when all is safe and make sure you don’t bring the virus with you! 🙂 unlike others… we in NZ are afraid of getting sick and I for one believe that this nasty covid-19 is REAL as real as your hunger for freedom! So keep safe and obey the rules to irradicate this pesky virus!

Thanks for reading! Appreciated all your kind comments and valuable thoughts below. More travel blog to come! Cheers!

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DestinationNZ: Christchurch

Christchurch: Punting on the Avon river, vinneve

Yes we are very lucky here in New Zealand to finally survived the 2nd lockdown last month (Auckland only as the rest of the region are on level 1 and the South Island are covid free!) after some SILLY people who came home for their own safety sabotage our peace and safety here inside the country! I am so annoyed at them. Who wouldn’t? being on a lockdown is not that fun for the 2nd time around. We follow the rules here but those people acted the way as if they are in another country who they don’t care much about. Anyway, thanks for everyone who cooperated and the government for acting quickly (though there’s an inside story about this which is part of their fault) so now we are back to ALMOST back to normal. Aside from wearing face mask, social distancing and sanitizing like an OCD we are fine and can travel anywhere in the country now that we are in level 2. Soon this coming Thursday we will be back to level 1 which is great more freedom!! but yes do not be complacent and they suggested to still wear a face mask when on public transportation including airplanes!

Please watch this video below and if you could SUBSCRIBE to PinoySwiss abroad channel on Youtube that would be great for more videos!

Come & join us!

PINOYSWISS ABROAD

Thanks for reading and watching! Cheers!

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Back in Mission Bay, AKL

Mission Bay, AucklandNZ, vinneve

It has been 6-7 years I think since the last time we were here. So it’s time to visit this place while students are still having a school and the parents are still earning money to save for the coming holidays. Hurray!! It is best to visit when it’s off peak hours like early morning (9-11am) so you can have all the best seat in the restaurants and even on the parking grounds. FYI Auckland is still on the alert level 2.5 it means you must wear a face mask on all public transportations and establishments. But unfortunately some are lacking and freely walking to a store without wearing one. Anyway, we have the least cases compared to other countries and so we are having much more freedom. Other regions in NZ are on level 1 which is great! It means “almost back to normal”. No case of covid.

The Mission Bay Parade, vinneve

See the pink building there? It is the Fontein Belgian beer cafe restaurant. We have eaten brunch in there using a GrabOne coupon $20 to get $40 in return. It is a good deal and I only pay $5 just for the service charge. Since Auckland can be very expensive so it pays to buy a coupon. FYI.

Cheeky Black back Seagulls, vinneve

They’re double the size of the regular seagulls that you have seen somewhere but they are many living here being cheeky at times waiting for you to turn your back on your food so they can steal it and fly away! Mind you they can be very near you and doesn’t shy away. Their favorite meal to steal is the “fish and chips” and no they are not even cheap! Beware! haha!

SPRING BREAK TRAVELS SOON, PinoySwiss Abroad

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