New Zealand

Postcard from the streets of Wellington

Wellington is a crisp, clean city: laid-back, orderly, vibrant. It’s easy to list the adjectives, but harder to capture the feeling: Wellington seems authentic, happy, sure of itself. The anti-authority graffiti that runs rampant in Paris, where the city is crowded and full of tension, wouldn’t make sense in Wellington. The city-sanctioned graffiti lanes hidden around […]

October 20, 2011 Continue reading…

What to do in Wellington

I wasn’t sure what to expect heading to Wellington. I booked the trip on a whim: a sorority friend was living there, the USA was playing Australia in the Rugby World Cup on a Friday night, and the plane ticket was cheaper than going to the other side of Australia. The main reason for my […]

October 17, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Wellington waterfront

The Wellington waterfront is one of the city’s sparkling attributes: skies that seem almost too blue stretch above glittering turquoise water. I meant to spent my day exploring museums, shops and photography exhibits in the city–but with the sun shining and a rare no-wind day forecast for “windy Wellington” I scrapped my original plan and […]

October 6, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Rugby World Cup

When I found out the Rugby World Cup was in Wellington (a mere three-hour flight away from Melbourne) and that a sorority friend from university was living in Wellington at the moment, I just couldn’t resist a weekend away. My first national sporting event didn’t disappoint: our rallying cry quickly became that we may not […]

September 29, 2011 Continue reading…