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Kuirau Park in Rotorua, New Zealand I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

It’s Rotorua: Few Very Personal Reasons Why You Should Go There Too

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 8, 2014

Rotten eggs. That’s how my husband described the smell of the place we were planning to head to for two months. And I said let’s go. For a long time I had wanted to visit New Zealand, but if you asked me why, the answer would’ve been somewhat vague “nature […]

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Good Bye New Zealand. E noho rā.

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 21, 2014

That’s it. Good bye New Zealand, for now. Only couple of short days and four very long flights ago we were still basking in the New Zealand sun, which reappeared right after cyclone Luci made her introductions. Now, I’m watching as the snow is softly enveloping everything in white, and […]

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When You Don’t quite Belong: Family Holiday at Backpackers’ Lodge

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 10, 2014

Somebody must have turned the clock forward – by several years that is, as all the suddenly on arrival to a lodge inhabited by backpackers we kind of felt old. And we are not, really. It’s just that the others were very young. And they must have left their kids […]

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15000 kilometres of New Zealand Beaches I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

15,000 Kilometres of Beach

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 6, 2014

Beach holidays make me cringe. The memories I have of the last one involved two bright red legs with white hand-marks on the thighs, where I had carelessly slapped on some sunscreen. And this was after lazy day(s) on the beach followed by margarita filled night(s) in the local nightclub. […]

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Fishing in Raglan New Zealand I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Something Fishy Is Going on in Raglan, New Zealand

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 4, 2014

I wish I knew how to write about food, but I don’t, so I’ll make this post (almost) all about fish instead. Something strange happened when we landed in New Zealand. I have tons of photos, hours of video clips and many unfinished stories to tell. But they are waiting. […]

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Crazy or not? Forget renting, buy a car for holidays!

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth February 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about buying a car, instead of renting one when going on holidays? I hadn’t. In Europe we usually go for rental cars. It’s easy to find a good deal online, only to find out at the pick-up desk that it wasn’t such a good deal after […]

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Learning Languages and Toddler’s Travel Talk

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth February 18, 2014

Communications can be tricky enough using just one language, but in our family we have three (and half) languages to tackle with. Finnish is the secret language of myself and our little miss. To give some credit to my husband, in the past two years he has taken baby steps, […]

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