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WW: Welcoming myself to Queenstown, New Zealand

Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand
Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand

Kia ora!

Hope everyone is happy and healthy wherever you are.

Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand


I have just visited one of the jewels of New Zealand, one of the most wanted (if not the most famous) destinations in Aotearoa. Can you guess? Yes, Queenstown it is!

Listed as one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand and dubbed as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is beautifully surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys and more jaw - dropping landscapes. With this blessed nature, Queenstown has been famous as the 'adrenaline hub' in the South Island. Well, from walking and hiking to the top of the South Alps, going down hills in snowy slopes, taking the funicular up and sliding down the luge, to mountain biking, paragliding and more, you get them all here.

Well, I visited this lovely city only for three days and its's a business trip as well. I only limit myself to enjoy the beauty of Lake Wakatipu, Arrow town and the city.


Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand

So here it is... me welcoming myself to Queenstown, New Zealand.

Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand


Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand

Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand

Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand



Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand




And psst, I will be back here again with #thefrakarsas in January 2023 for our real adventures! See you soon, Queenstown!

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 Welcome back and December is here!

I know time really flies and last week of November 2022 marks our 1-year anniversary of staying in Aotearoa! Yaaay! 

Cheers from Queenstown..

It has been a very colorful year and we, the Frakarsas, have indeed so much to be grateful for. In the course of 1 year, we have moved to 2 houses (yes, I know.. we didn't think it will be this way but reality shows otherwise), traveled to 10 cities ( I guess more) in New Zealand, and enjoy living surrounded by the amazing landscapes as well as outdoor activities. This year, I was lucky enough to visit the Cook Islands and Rarotonga are added to my new list of countries and cities visited. Super happy for sure. I hope 2023 will be even more awesome and I already have a lot of plans in mind. 

We are planning to start the year with a little road trip in the South Island. Hopefully we can fly from Wellington to Christchurch and from there, heading down south from there. We have Canterbury, Franz Joseph glacier, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Otago, Dunedin, and Invercargill. Okay, that sounds so ambitious for sure with only 12 days but even writing it gets me super excited. Wish us heaps of luck and tons of health so we can realize all these plans.


Say hi to the Remarkables..

I got a little taste of the South Island beauty as I visited Queenstown for about 3 days. I will share more but for sure, you, too, can see some shots from Queenstown and tell me what you think about it.

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WW: Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand

Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand

Just want share beautiful art works from my dearest friend Dali Susanto, a famous artist here in Napier, Hawkes Bay. Dali was born and raised in Jogjakarta but he has been living in Aotearoa for sometimes.

As I came to Auckland a month ago, we stopped by at Sylvia Park shopping mall in Auckland to get a quick lunch before heading back to Wellington again. And voila, I saw the new art work by Dali, Eat Your Heart Out

I have to say the unique artwork of Dali is always quirky, cheerful and colorful, yet with strong message. The one here depicted the joy of sharing your precious time with your loved ones. It's also very festive, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.


Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand


Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand



Here they are.. in one corner at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand

I have one of Dali's art works in purple (surprise, surprise) and I love it!

It's like his signatures to have those bold colors, shapes and patterns. And he's famous because of that!

Artwork of Dali Susanto in New Zealand
that's my purple Dali :)

Now, what do you think about it? You love that as well?

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Cozy Lunch at Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington

Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
Cozy lunch at Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington

Wellington has been known for being the coolest little capital, packed with wonderful eateries to explore and enjoy. Whenever possible, I try to stroll and discover new places to eat in Wellington, usually for the lunch break.

This time, after browsing in Google maps and read people's reviews, my friends and I decided to try Prefab Coffee Bar, one of the cafes as well as the house for the coffee roastery, ACME. I read many great reviews about their bakery and coffee. as a big fan of sourdough and rustic bread, I am pretty much intrigued to try Acme bakery products. I have to say by the time I try their Olio roll with mozzarella and vegetables, I'm sold!

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some of the sandwiches there... looking yum!

We came here during peak lunch hour, yet we are lucky enough to get the table for 3 right away. We got the seat with high chairs but it's comfy enough. The place is packed with customers, enjoying their lunches and coffees, happily chatting and enjoying the lovely weather. As you know, Wellington is now entering summer season, so we have more sunny days coming. It is not always sunny but whenever we have the sunshine, we'll definitely enjoy it outside.

Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington


It didn't take long before we got the menu from our waiter. We had our mozzarella and tomato Oli Rolls, margaritha pizza, peach danish pastry, and flat white. We didn't have to wait too long either until our food arrived. I have to say my rolls are super yuuum and the pizza is also perfect! the dough is not too thin, yet crispy and the mozzarella as well as the parmesan cheese melt in our mouth. The pastry is also yummy! We definitely eat them all! 

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the danish pastry


Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
Margarita pizza, anyone

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flat white for you to enjoy

Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
All the flowers are fresh!

Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
such a temptation!

I ended up going homing bring a loaf of sourdough and oli rolls as well. The do have varieties of bread, coffee beans, preserves, jams, and more for you to enjoy at home.


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Cute Pin0cchio 

Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
I brought them home for sure :)

Prefab - ACME Coffee Bar Wellington
More to buy and bring home


So if you happen to come to Wellington and looking for a coffee bar, Prefab can be a great choice!

Cheers and see you on the next culinary adventures in Wellington.