Silver Fern

I am very happy my life is getting back to normal. By that I mean I get up early in the morning and  start working in my studio. When I am not in a studio, my head is buzzing with new ideas. I’ve been thinking for a while what my next entry to Monthly Art… Read More →

Bye bye, New Zealand!

After extraordinary tour to Mount John observatory we got up next morning to the beautiful view of Lake Tekapo : We walked around because we knew our trip was coming to end and we still wanted to enjoy our last days, actually hours. Down the path by the lake there was a small church: That… Read More →

Aoraki

We had one big adventure left for our trip. Aoraki (Mt. Cook) was on our itinerary and, if you remember, we had a helicopter flight over the glacier with the landing on the snow rescheduled for this day. As I laid in bed the night before, I’ve heard my friends discussing the weather forecast. It… Read More →

Te Anau to Dunedin

Next morning we left Te Anau and our destination now was Dunedin. But that was far away- we had to drive across the South Island to the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile we enjoyed the countryside stopping for interesting sites and visiting small towns like Gore and Balclutha. We stopped for lunch in Balclutha… Read More →

Milford Sound

After leaving Queenstown we had two nights booked in Te Anau. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiord Milford Sound and some other attractions. For the same reason we came to Te Anau as well. Milford Sound is 120 km  North from Te Anau and that’s why we needed two… Read More →

Skippers Canyon

We had a plan for an adventure of jet boating. Surroundings of Queenstown were perfect location for that. We stopped at the random tourist information site (there are many of those on every street corner in Queenstown). A young kid knew everything about jet boating. He gave us three options: Shotover Jet, Thunder Jet, and… Read More →

Arrowtown and Glenorchy

When you stay in Queenstown there are two sites outside the city that every one recommends you to visit. That’s Arrowtown and Glenorchy. Of course, they both were on our list. Early in the morning we left for Arrowtown. First of all we stopped by a Shotover River: Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town…. Read More →

Queenstown

We arrived to Queenstown, the heart of the South Islands. There are so many activities around, promising  a lot of fun.  They even call Queenstown New Zealand’s Las Vegas. Just because it is filled with tourists, and many places, to our big surprise, were open till late night. We stayed in Queenstown for three nights…. Read More →

Wanaka Tree and more

Next day  we had to get to the heart of the South Island- Queenstown. The mountains were left behind and we drove through the valleys with vineyards and orchards, and green meadows. Once in a while we would stop to enjoy the azure lakes. I’ve never seen more beautiful lakes like ones in New Zealand…. Read More →

Small Town Ross

We left Hokitika and drove south on the west shore of the North Island. Our aim was Franz Josef glacier. But before we got there we stopped for a cup of coffee. It was small town Ross where we stopped. We started looking for a coffee shop and saw this sign: The sign said it… Read More →