Greetings from Wellington, New Zealand, my former home and current holiday destination. My partner and I have spent the last two days here and we are currently on the Interislander Ferry, about to make our way towards the South Island. With a chocolate Easter Bunny in hand, we are set for a sugary snack.
I lived in Wellington for three years as a child, between the ages of 7 and 10. I came back for a family holiday when I was 17 and now that I’m nearly 27, I’m back again. It’s been great to explore this city as an adult and appreciate the cosmopolitan and cultural experiences that Wellington has to offer. Though, some things never change as we visited Te Papa this morning.
One of my favourite pieces I saw in Te Papa was a ‘flax tutu’, made in Samoa I believe. Given ballet’s European origins, it was a unique take on the iconic dress.
Working backwards, yesterday we caught the Cable Car up to the Botanic Gardens and had a stroll among the lush greenery. It was a sunny day and also very windy!
Lunch was at Herbivore on Cuba Street and we wearily finished the day at the Wellington Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
Being able to show my partner where I spent some of my childhood has been a nostalgic experience to say the least. While three years it isn’t the full story, it’s a piece I look back on very fondly.
Next stop is Nelson in the South Island. The drive from Picton (where the ferry stops) to Nelson is supposed to be 1hr 45 mins and we’ll be doing it in a hire car. Here’s hoping we make it there safely. Just to get across the strait first.