Zippity Do Dah!

Queenstown – unassumingly hip, unusually sophisticated but down to earth, and home to some of the best ski fields in the Southern Hemisphere.  Unfortunately, my partner and I were suffering from some sort of mutant common cold bug, so snowboarding went out the window.  Worst luck.  But bad luck turned into good luck when we … More Zippity Do Dah!

New Sealand

Seals, much like Chicken Man, are everywhere!!! With around 100, 000 fur seals inhabiting New Zealand, there is an excellent possibility to sight a seal in unexpected places.  I’ve enjoyed hot chips in the company of wild seals on the Otago Peninsula (no fish, that would be tempting fate), almost tripped over a seal sunning … More New Sealand

FIT FOR A KING…. OR MERCHANT BARON

It is extremely rare to come across a castle in the Southern Hemisphere, unless a highfalutin individual has built one for their family home. But in Dunedin, William Larnach did just that. This example of medieval beauty, built in 1871, stands tall on the Otago Peninsula. Unsurprisingly, William Larnach called his castle “Larnach Castle”. Architecture … More FIT FOR A KING…. OR MERCHANT BARON