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Wonderful Wednesday with My Purple World, Oh My Heartsie Girls and Friends

Kia Ora,

Another week in June has gone by and I have been enjoying the wintery New Zealand as best as I can.

The kids are having great times at school, embracing the new routine and expanding their friendship with the local. We are trying to learn the local language of Maori and it’s certainly exciting. It is not that easy but I believe if we keep trying and learning it on daily basis, we can definitely master it. Can’t wait!



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Penny's Treasures // Summer Reading Nook in the Studio If you have never had a chance to visit Penny's Treasures Vintage home, take a few minutes to see all that she has going on.

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WW: The Three Sisters and the Elephant Rock

The Three Sisters and the Elephant
The Three Sisters and the Elephant


One of the highlights of our sweet escapade to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo areas here in New Zealand. 

The Three Sisters and the Elephant
right on sunset..

As I shared previously in Escapade to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo (Part 1) , we stopped by at the Three Sisters and the Elephant Rock. Check out some photos we took here in this area.

And welcome to the Three Sisters and the Elephant Rock.

The area is also known as Tongapōrutu, which in Maori means the three sisters. As you can see, the rock formation here is grouped into three distinct shapes standing close to one another like the three sisters. 

In order to arrive in this very spot, we have to walk from the nearby beach and parking lot during the low tide. It is quite a walk and the beach can be slippery as well. We literally walked down here barefooted as it felt a lot safer. After about 15 minutes walk, we finally saw the three sisters and the elephant.




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Escapade to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo (Part 1)

Three Sisters and the Elephant
Escapade to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo


During the Lebaran or Eid Al Fitr break, we had an impromptu holiday to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo area.

Since we celebrated the Victory Day on Tuesday, we then had some times around the week before the office started again. We decided to take a short trip,- which then became extended one, to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo areas. And not only us, but 3 other families as well. so in total it was 13 of us!

cheers..

The plan is to see the famous Mount Taranaki and its reflection, visit the Three Sisters and the Elephants, then explore Lake Taupo, including the Huka Falls and the Huka Prawns before heading back to Wellington. Well, We still had time but I was planning to have an open house for Eid Al Fitr on Sunday so we had to be back to Wellington on Saturday.

Our first stop was the city called Foxton.

welcome to Foxton!

We stopped at Cafe de Mollen although unfortunately the cafe was closed. 


We still enjoyed the lunch break here on the picnic table in front of the cafe and the mollen, or the wind mill. 


We bought some souvenirs as well and tried the Foxton Fizz in raspberries. Delicious indeed and we got some home as well.

the Foxton Fizz is...

We then continued our trip to Mt Taranaki area but apparently we were too late and it was too cold already so we didn't get a glimpse of it. We then went straight to the beach area, the Three Sisters and the Elephant. Lucky us we arrived on time as the sunset was beautifully starting. We walked barefoot from the parking lot to the wonderful arrays of rocks, beach and brilliant sky. It was magical!

Then after a good rest in Coronation Court Motel in New Plymouth, we explored the surrounding areas in the morning before heading to Taupo. 

the top of Mt. Taranaki from afar

We went to the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and Fitzroy Beach. The bridge was under renovation but we still managed to enjoy the beautiful view and pathway in this area.





the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge


As it's winter, we certainly did not go to the water LOL. But it was not less fun as we took so many photos here. We finally had a glimpse of Mt. Taranaki here.

the bridge and Mt. Taranaki a far


On the way to Lake Taupo, we took the State Highway 43 or the Forgotten World Highway. 

welcome to the Forgotten World Highway


Although the road was very challenging, the view is so beautiful and at some points it reminded us to Palisades highway back in New York. We stopped by and took more photos in some spots that have autumn signs like those beautiful  foliage trees and deserted roads. Here are the photos we have.


cheers...





Well, that's the first part of our little Escapade to New Plymouth and Lake Taupo this year. Wait for more story and adventures yaaaa.

WW: The Endless Charm of Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand


Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand

Come join me and enjoy the endless charm of Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, or probably even the world!

I was lucky enough to go back to Napier area in Hawke's Bay for the second time this year. History said after the earthquake in 1931, the City of Napier got the chance to rebuild their city anew. The art deco theme is their choice and seems like it's the best decision taken. Look at this vibrant city now!

Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand
Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand


We had series of meetings and events in Napier and we spent 3 days, 2 nights in the area. We drove from Wellington to Napier, taking around 5-hour drive with some short breaks in between.      

We stay at the Nautilus hotel this time, just beside Restaurant Indonesia, our favorite restaurant in Napier. I have shared about our dinner here before.  

READ: Restaurant Indonesia, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

We met the Mayor and some of the councillors of the city of Napier. We also met with Indonesian migrant workers here in the aria and KAMIBAY, the Indonesian association for Hawke's Bay region. 

As the meetings are well scheduled, I had the time to actually stroll around the area for some times and here are some photos I took. I mainly strolled in the area in front of the Nautilus Hotel or the Marine Parade as well as the city center.  Come and join me..


Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand

Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand
love this building!

Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand
one of my favorite corners in Napier




So, what do you think? Such a lovely city, right? For sure, Napier has a lot to offer and I will definitely share more stories about my trip here, including the one to the Vintage and Antique stores. Will be right back!

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