kiwi-travel-writer

Blog URL:http://kiwitravelwriter.wordpress.com
Blog Tags:Travel, photos, blogger, New Zealand, travel-writer, travel stories, travel tales, writer, kiwi

Travel talk from around the world and especially my home - New Zealand



Latest Blog Posts



Really busy right now so instead of words here is a photo-based blog  of water from around the world – well not all over the world, just some that were already web-sized and still on my laptop. China, India, Wellington and Christchurch, New Ze...

I wondered if the Taj was worth visiting – after all I’d been before. Yes, for me it was well worth visiting –  but this remains my favourite photo from my first visit. Did you know the Taj Mahal gardens are only a tenth of the siz...

In India, architectural heritage is often linked to the major religions of the country: Buddhist stupas and monasteries; Hindu and Jain temples in  many styles – many share structural characteristics such as stone columns and horizontal blocks...

When you travel to less developed countries, you might think that just by being there you’re helping give a better quality of life for the locals. Seems you, we,  could be wrong. Just $5 of every $100 you spend stays local and  after searching I...

The Kannur Beach House is a genuine homestay and owners Rosi and Nazir are your perfect homestay hosts: eating with their guests, at the communal long table, every morning and evening and willingly share their knowledge about local traditions, Malaba...

‘Stir faster’ I’m told –  it seems Indian cooking is not for sissies.  Jacob, my tutor, said he’s not a good cook which didn’t sound promising, but then went on to say he’s a great teacher which was encouraging. This hands...

Some people chase fire trucks, others follow typhoons to get the best photos, while war journalists or photographers, because of their job, are often in the most dangerous parts of the world, but what about tourists? As soon as trouble breaks out (de...