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My Journey to another channel

Christchurch, New Zealand, Vinneve

I love to travel and it shows here in WordPress showcasing every place that we go to and enjoying every travel and experience we have in life. Sorry, I am not always here in WP for the reason that I am busier on another channel which is Youtube. Anyway, WP makes it better as I can embed my site here to promote to you ALL who are still here following me and I thank you ALL for supporting me. We have our reasons and I didn’t totally jump ship because I still make time to visit some of you but sad to see that some are either closed their account or not blogging anymore. Just want to say “Hi” again to all who have time to read this and check out my YT channel as below videos. Please feel free to comment here or on my YT channel and will get back to you asap. Here are some videos for you to watch and I hope you can also support me on YT please LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE, and if you could support me by clicking the “Thanks” button that would be great!

Thanks in advance!

short video Rotorua, Vinneve

ROTORUA TRAVEL SERIES PLS CHECK IT ALL , Vinneve

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Arriving in QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN GARDENS, Vinneve foto

After more than 3 months of lockdown last Mid August to November 2021 (prior to that we were COVID FREE) not because of high cases but because to maximize the safety of all New Zealanders and to prevent the virus to spread to other regions, the government finally decided that we Aucklanders are now FREE to roam around by December 15th onwards since we achieved the 90% target of being fully vaccinated. Auckland is the biggest city and the first landing or destination of citizens coming home for good so yes we also suffered the lockdown process last year which prevented us to leave our own city and makes the rest of the country covid free and they are free to roam around to some other regions without any restrictions (well some of them rarely wear a face mask since they are covid free in the community anyway).

With that being said we finally have our big holiday in this beautiful town of QUEENSTOWN in the South Island. This is one of the most exciting destinations here in New Zealand. It is a world-renowned adventure destination that will suit the whole family or different types of people who can do from mild to freaking fun thrill-seeking adventure lovers out there! So come and watch for yourself and please do comment either here in WP or YT channel would really appreciate your effort.

The town of Queenstown, Vinneve foto
Queenstown Gondola and Luge, Vinneve foto

I hope you get the chance to watch this or save it for later to watch.

Thank You for your time and I do appreciate you being here reading and watching my videos. For more videos to watch please head on to the PinoySwiss Abroad Youtube channel and please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!

Have a good 2022 to all of us and hope for a better year!

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Holidays in times of pandemic

Auckland Ferry Building, DowntownNZ, Vinneve photo

Hi to all my readers and supporters who are still here with me through in and out of trying times of the pandemic season. New Zealand has been covid free for a long time and since Delta came, unfortunately, we cannot shrug it off any more by means of elimination (lockdowns). In the end, we have to live with it with enough requirements (90% rate of fully vaccinated people in Auckland City and hope other regions as well) AND the usual restrictions of social distancing, face mask, and sanitizer. FYI, there are some regions, towns, and small cities that are still covid free up to this day.

December 15, 2021, was the start of ALL Aucklanders to have the freedoms to finally travel out of the region, and yes almost everyone is itching their feet to go. So here I will show you QUEENSTOWN. Some of you know this is what they called “The Adventure Capital of the World” please see this LINK to learn more.

Glenorchy, Vinneve photo

Hopefully next time, I will show you the beauty of all the places we’ve been to prior to lockdowns in mid-August and after lockdowns just recently for this month of December 2021. If you can go to my Youtube channel here on this LINK you will discover more about the places we’ve been even on our regional lockdown here in Auckland. For now, I am wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Stay safe and healthy.

Thanks very much for your time reading this. Please do comment and I will try my best to reply ASAP. You can also say HI to me on the PinoySwiss Abroad Youtube channel. Again my thanks!

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LOUVRE Abu Dhabi, UAE

This photo was taken last January 2020 when the world was still oblivious of the coming pandemic. We made sure that we visit this beautiful museum the only two in the world and the first one is in Paris, France. This silvery dome is actually on top of this blue sea of Abu Dhabi in the Saadiyat Island amazing, isn’t it? The dome ceiling is the most beautiful modern architectural design I have seen so far and it’s known as the “rain of light”. If you happened to be in the UAE or in transit please do plan to stopover in Abu Dhabi for a few days or more for sure you will love it. Do not underestimate the capital of the UAE there are more to see and lot’s of architectural wonders to discover.

Please check PinoySwiss abroad Youtube channel below to know more. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE that would be great. Thank You for all your support.

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HOBBITON – A walk through life of the Hobbits

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Before leaving New Zealand in mid 2015 I always thought of going here in Hobbiton. Who wouldn’t? most people and tourists have already been here EXCEPT us. Unfortunately, the year has kept me in a very busy status so we couldn’t go until we came back to Auckland, NZ just before the covid messed up the entire world.

We became fortunate that NZ experienced covid free in the community for such a long time that we decided a few months ago to finally come here to Hobbiton. Driving to Matamata which is ranging from 2-3 hours away depending where the GPS told you to go. Well my GPS told me to go the back way and the last hour I was a bit freaking out already as I only see is just cows, sheeps, hills and full of greeneries with one or two cars passed me by. So it pays that you have a reliable car! You wouldn’t want your car to break down in the middle of nowhere!

Finally, I can say going here is worth the trip! I hope you will agree with me. You can check other travel videos (covid free) on PinoySwiss abroad website the link on the video above just choose to watch it on YT. More Hobbiton travel series on it too starting from driving to Matamata.

Thank You to all who are still here supporting me. Let’s enjoy life but stay safe!

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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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Destination: Napier, Art Deco capital

Hawkes Bay , NAPIER @PinoySwissabroad

This marked as another school holiday back in April 2021. For some of you who are not aware New Zealand is enjoying freedom of being covid free in the community. This region of Hawke’s Bay is covid free since last year of May 2020 where every countries in the world are already freaking out with regards to pandemic. Why is that? it’s because Auckland City the largest city of New Zealand is the one taking care most of the residents and citizens who came back to the country for safety (most of the facilities are here) and unfortunately some of them brought the covid-19 with them and inevitably Auckland is the most affected hence, we are the ones having the lockdowns often to control the virus from spreading. FYI

Going back to the topic which is NAPIER. This little city is known for its renowed wine-producing region in Hawke’s Bay. It has been rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake for which most of the city was destroyed and now boasting with the unique concentration of Art Deco Architecture in the world. There are a lot of things to see and do to this small city and most of it you will feel relax and amaze of the beauty of the nature plus activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Please feel free to browse all my related videos on YOUTUBE and it would be great too if you could LIKE and SUBSCRIBE as well as here in WordPress. I have more travel videos to share here in WP please watch this space.

Thank You and your comment will be much appreciated.

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The photos and articles on this blog are a property of the blogger EveWanderer11 (Vinneve) and PinoySwiss Abroad of Youtube, 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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MATARIKI Festival in Auckland

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MATARIKI festival started from June 19th to July 11th of 2021. This is the Maori New Year that signifies celebrations in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the “Matariki” star cluster. FYI, a star cluster is not a constellation. According to the Te Papa Museum “A cluster is a group of stars that are near each other in space. When seen from earth, the stars from the constellation appear to be closer together in a pattern, but they might actually be far from each other. There are about 500 stars in the Matariki cluster, but only six or seven are visible without a telescope”. Here is the link if you want to know more > https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/matariki-maori-new-year/whare-tapere/matariki-star-facts

With this celebration the Auckland Transport has given us the whole day of FREE transport last Saturday July 3rd on all buses, ferries (with a few exceptions) and trains to enjoy the event without worrying about parking. We parked in the designated train station parking lot and we are good to go enjoying the day up till night.

Please feel free to watch this YOUTUBE video and if you could LIKE and SUBSCRIBE that would be great too! Otherwise please do comment here and let me know your thoughts. More videos of our travels in PINOYSWISS ABROAD.

MATARIKI FESTIVAL, PinoySwiss abroad

Thank You for being here and will try to visit you all when I can. Soon we will be on another travel and will post it as soon as I can. Please note we travel responsibly and the fact that we are COVID FREE in the community here in NZ makes it easier and safer!

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Destination: PARNELL, Auckland

Parnell, AKLNZ, Vinneve

PARNELL is just a few minutes drive away from Auckland CBD. One of the most “affluent” and oldest suburb in Auckland that dates as far as 1841. So many things to see and do here, from boutique shoppings, cafes, chocolateir, bistros and some French restaurants. Auckland Domain is also in Parnell which is a huge park and housed inside it is the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Auckland Wintergardens. Auckland Hospital is also around the corner.

To summarize it all it is worth the trip either by train (coming from different places in Auckland), bus or you driving around but best to do it by walking so you can see more and admire those oldest building around and some new ones too! Come and watch this video from PINOYSWISS ABROAD. Please do comment LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to this blog and/or to our Youtube channel.

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Thank You ALL for reading, watching and liking this. Please do comment and I will reply when I am online next time!

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My Abu Dhabi Life. Throwback

AL REEM ISLAND, Abu Dhabi UAE, PINOYSWISS ABROAD

There are times in our lives that we are reminiscing the past. Time flies, 2 years to be exact since we left United Arab Emirates for good and at that time I was a bit heart broken. Not knowing that this decision will keep us SAFE here in New Zealand – The land of the long white cloud as we are having more COVID FREE-DOM than being on a lockdown. Just a few countries in the world can say the same thing! We are finally back HOME. Still, I cannot help but to wonder how things changed over there in the UAE. I have this feeling of attachment to every place and countries that I started to love. I still have some friends left in Abu Dhabi and come to think of it… still having my UAE phone number still active up to now. Some businesses that I went to still trying to contact me thru emails or phone. Sending their felicitations and sales promotion not knowing I am not there anymore. Though I cannot say forever since The UAE is the nearest stop over to Switzerland which we also have a strong ties. So perhaps I will say NRAKUM MARATAN ‘UKHRAA.

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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.

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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”.