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



Last year I went to the Rain Forest World Music Festival in Kuching, Sarawak , Malaysian Borneo, for about the fourth time. My longtime friend, writer, and tour guide, Judy Shane, there for the first time, said ‘it was so amazing it is hard to...

I’m in New Orléans for the first time – and I’m scared! Excerpt from Naked in Budapest : travels with a passionate nomad Over the past few days I’ve listened to Elvis singing, sat through rhythm and blues on Beale Street and now...

  Start as a child with a love of reading. For me this involved hiding under the blankets reading of far-away places that created a desire for travel: I was Anne Frank in her Amsterdam attic; and, I was Heidi on the mountains of Switzerland: I was...

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...