Anna Meanders

these are my thoughts, recipes & notes, exploring meaningful travel

39countries / 6 years on the road / 142,363 words written



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Summer is coming + October Gratitude October 2020 Posted in: Gratitude

Not in a bad way, just in a back-at-work, finding a place to live, last week of semester at school kinda way and I haven’t been posting as frequently as I’d like to have been.

The road trip was a wonderful adventure, beginning in Christchurch (the South Island of New Zealand) winding up through the Marlborough wine region, sleeping in a renovated wine barrel cabin, then onwards to sunny Picton where we admired the gorgeous Marlborough sounds and crossed to the North Island by the way of the InterIslander ferry.

Rural New Zealand is beautiful, and possibly exactly how you’d expect. We explored rolling Hobbiton-esque hillside, took a boat ride through the magnificent Waitomo glow worm caves, drove past ‘Mount Doom’, admired the otherworldly bubbling mudpools and steaming geysers of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, and stayed in a luxurious treehouse chalet in the Coromandel coast.

As we settle into a new apartment here in Auckland, and as my semester comes to a close for the year, I will soon have a lot more time to dedicate to personal projects, writing, and blogging.


What to do in Martinique on a Sunday?

Yes, it's true – most things are closed in Martinique on a Sunday. So, what's a traveller to do?

It is thanks to France that Martinique is one of the top foodie destinations of the Caribbean, but along with being French comes the infamous Sunday closures