Minimal Makeup

I’ve been through a phase of experimenting with makeup, when I’d read tons of beauty articles and buy a lot of products for the sheer variety of them. In time, I learn about what works for me (fresh and natural no-makeup look, pink lipstick) and what doesn’t (colourful eye shadows). These days, it takes me about 5…

Te Anau

Travelers to the south island of New Zealand wouldn’t miss a stop at Te Anau, a quaint and peaceful town by a lake of the same name. It is the main gateway to Fiordland National Park, just two and a half hour of scenic drive away from the famous Milford Sound. A number of New…

St. Kilda

While in Dunedin, we had planned to visit Cadbury World, but it was 26 December, a public holiday, and the chocolate factory was closed (bummer!), so that afternoon we roamed around the neighbourhood of our motel and discovered St. Kilda beach, where there were just enough people around to keep us company, the sand was clean,…

Lanarch Castle and Garden

Continuing south on our road trip in New Zealand, the next stop on our itinerary is Dunedin, a city known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand because of its Scottish heritage, and the country’s centre for learning, heritage, arts, and culture. I’ve never been to Scotland, so I couldn’t make the comparison, but as we…

Tasman Glacier

You wouldn’t think we’d leave Aoraki / Mount Cook without seeing New Zealand’s longest glacier, would you? Tasman glacier is approximately 27 kilometres in length and located entirely within Mount Cook National Park. It flows south from the snow-capped Mount Tasman and Aoraki / Mount Cook, from the height of 3 kilometres above sea level,…

Mount Cook

From Lake Tekapo, we took a day trip to Aoraki / Mount Cook, the highest mountain peak in New Zealand. The 104 km drive into Mount Cook National Park hugs the edge of the beautiful Lake Pukaki most of the way and with the Southern Alps in the near horizon, scenic does not quite describe it! I…