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Different FUN challenges to inspire you

This is in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge as per the below words. Please click each word per photo to go to the link, BUT first finish this read, like or comment that would be great! ūüėČ Sorry, some word challenges are a bit late but it’s better to be late than never right? This also highlights my past travel and those photos that I am wanting to visit again in person if possible.¬† If not at least I have them in the archives of my past experiences and will remember always in my heart.

Vibrant Colours 

 

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Visited this place two years ago in Baguio, Philippines.  I was captivated at their simple way of living and the vibrant colour of their houses.

Upwards

View to the top

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Nice warm weather with a cool breeze surrounded us with lots of tall trees in Auckland Zoo (will post about this next time).¬† My son wants to come back here once we can go back to normal life or half of it as some say life will never be the same again… (sigh!) very sad indeed.

Tea time in Abu Dhabi

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Those were the happy go lucky days. A time to indulge your sweet tooth and meet your happy friends making your life happier!

WestAKLSky, vinneve

And finally a view of the sky outside my house.¬† It somehow tells me that Life is still beautiful and more to look forward to the next day.¬† Do not be gloomy as what’s happening in the world right now.¬† Have faith and there’s hope!¬† See below (better late than never!) ūüôā

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I hope you like these photos.¬† You may also join the word or photo challenge as per those links to Cee’s blogsite.¬† The more the merrier!¬† Cheers!!

 

 

 

 

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Back to home base in Auckland

Neststarlingeggs, vinnevefoto

After our July holiday in Abu Dhabi leaving hubby there to continue working, we went back to our daily routines including going places around Auckland to be reacquainted after long years of absence in Nz.  And yes this nest of eggs is just propped beside our house on top of an old garden mat, reminding me that this is where we started out as a family.

Western Springs¬†–¬†we love this Park. It brings old memories. This is just 20 minutes drive away from home with normal traffic. A big public park for everybody.¬† All the birds and other animals here mostly are tame and you can feed them with your leftover bread then they start to follow you that sometimes it can freak you out too haha!¬†

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Auckland Zoo¬†–¬†this is just beside Western Spring Park so it’s two in one either you go to the Zoo first or the Park then your whole day and night outing are full-on.¬† The Zoo is very big as well so wear a comfy shoes and your good spirit with or without a kid in tow.

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AKLZoo, vinneve

Auckland Art Gallery¬†–¬†my son and I love museums and art galleries.¬† For locals, it is free to enter here so I just have to show my ID. It is located in the City Center and just a walking distance from the famous Queen Street just beside Albert Park.

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Auckland City Рyes the harbor is very busy in summer months from both tourists and locals alike.  To go across another island like Waiheke or if wanting a ferry instead of driving to Devonport or Coromandel you can get to ferry easily except when you have to go on a long queue when there are some cruise ships docked at the port. Most tourists coming from cruise ships tend to go to the little islands.  Unfortunately, an incident of a sudden volcanic eruption in the White Island (NorthIsland) the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas (we were there when it was docked in AKLport) some passengers were having their tour of the volcano when it suddenly erupted. Click the link above and this  (update: 8 now dead etc.) Condolences to those families who have been affected. So sad.

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Albert Park¬†–¬†Just beside AKL Art Gallery.¬† You will be amazed that there is a park-like this in the middle of the City.¬† They used to celebrate CNY (Chinese New Year festival) here and we had very nice memories with the whole family before our fate changed.¬†¬†

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Auckland Viaduct¬†–¬†Families with children love to go across this bridge. There are some free entertainment here (free movie night & playgrounds) plus the restaurants and bars lined up so you won’t get hungry!¬† A free library in nearby giant benches if you want some reading in your spare time while in the City or just a walk for some fresh sea air or watch some rich people sailing their expensive yachts and big boats, or perhaps if you can afford to rent it.

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There’s a lot more to visit and for sure will post it here.¬† Follow me as I will show more of each place in my next post.¬† Soon it’s another holiday and yes another travel adventure awaits!¬† Guess where we will be for Christmas and New Year?… wait for it or better FOLLOW ME.¬† A LIKE and a comment would be great.¬† Cheers!