Archive for the 'Destination NZ' Category

Back in Berlin – still feeling ‘global’.

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I cannot believe it yet, but I am back in my ‘old’ hometown Berlin after a wonderful trip to ‘the other end’ of this planet. Having arrived one of the first things for me was to go to the supermarket to fill up the fridge with some basic german groceries I missed, like good dark […]

Life is too short to be slim!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

This was written on the wall of a wonderful restaurant I visited today in Queenstown (Solera on 25 Beach Street, Queenstown, NZ, Phone: 0064 03 442 6082). I had the best meal in a restaurant within the last two and a half months of my stay here in New Zealand. (Not the best meal in […]

Lovely neighbours

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

About three weeks ago I met a very nice woman on the bus and we found out to be neighbours and chattet about her daughter travelling through Europe, about Wellington, the Film Festival etc. When we got out of the bus she asked me about my adress because she wanted to bring a fruit cake […]

Nice people. Nice food.

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

That I really do like this country very much is something that in a way meets my expectations. But that I become to like New Zealand more and more is behalf of the wonderful people I meet here and becaus of little things that brighten up the rainy and stormy days here… just like this […]

All over…

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

What a sad day! After watching the half final match between Germany and Italy I really did not know what to do with myself… I am actually glad not to be in Germany right now… must be pretty sad there… at least that is what THE DOMINION POST in Wellington, New Zealand is telling about: […]

Good idea!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Non smoking in bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs and many other public places in general is a great idea! I like this and enjoy it not TO HAVE TO shower late at night when I get home from some pub in order not to stink of smoke anymore. I wonder when places in Germany will start […]

New Zealand out of stock…

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Having no central heating in the flat where I’ve just moved in Wellington I was on the hunt for a hot water bottle to keep me warm at night… too bad… all the shops I have been to are sold out of them (I guess it must have been at least 10 all together in […]

Hugh in Wellington

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Thursday evening, walking down Dixon Street on the search for a place where I could get a nice vegetarian soup, I pass a club (Hope Bros) and happen to hear a voice from the inside, which sounds familiar… Hugh Cornwell from the Stranglers is playing. I am lucky and get in for free (thanks to […]

Shearing rabbits…

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

If you ever come by at Waitomo don’t miss the Shearing Shed. Three lovely ladies showed us how angora rabbits get sheared. They acually get strapped up and turned around as you see on the picture. I really enjoyed this presentation – it was kind of funny as well as quite interesting, especially since I […]

Coromandel impressions

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Driving through the Coromandel region made me sometimes think of the “Allgäu” or even the “Schwarzwald” in Germany. But there is so much diversity of shapes, designs and colours – I just love it. Palm trees, farns, pines and their differend shades of green. Then the big sky with the wonderful clouds in all kinds […]