Category Archives: Travel

Short break in Christchurch

New Zealand’s most expensive cat Feels like we’re jumping two months forward with this post in comparison to the last. But it is the important/emotional reason for it. We went to Christchurch for a weekend. The reason for it was to pick our cat Freyja from the quarantine. To cut the long story short she’s […]
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Discovering Dunedin #1

Immigration rollercoaster The only way I can describe is manic/super busy! Although, I was not working that week, it was far from chilling and relaxing time. We obviously went to the hospital to introduce ourselves, face to face, and to see the unit that I am going to be working. I did not take long […]
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COVID-19 travel (part II)

Quarantine in Auckland Two weeks of quarantine were just long and boring. We had two conjoined rooms in the hotel in central Auckland. Only after our ‘day 0’ negative covid tests we were allowed to leave this room and go for a 45 minutes walk on the hotel’s car park every other day! The car […]
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Skiing in Cairgorm, Scotland. Fun for whole family!

We are the family who awaits whole 6-7 months for a ski season to start. Although, I must admit, that myself and Mr Sting like skiing more than our children. But they certainly looking forward for having play in the snow! However, for many years as we were planning our winter holidays, Scotland was not […]
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Long drive tips. From a driver.

Our firs long drive happened in 2007, when we drove home for Christmas. It was just nightmare, which we never repeated since, but it gave us insight of good and bad of the long journey. We had a couple of drinks the day before, hence headaches for few hours; we set of too early for […]
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Travel Diary #5. Ben Nevis. With kids!

This story is written in retrospect. Back in May 2019 we have climbed the Ben Nevis mountain, the highest mountain in United Kingdom. We were spending half term in Glencoe and you can read more about this stay by clicking here. From there, we had a very easy access to Fort William and Ben Nevis […]
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Travel Diary #4. Zermatt. Kid’s point of view!

It is very interesting how children perceive the life. It is often completely different to us adults. I always ask my daughter to write a diary from our trips so I can compare her experience to mine. This story is by 9 years old Hurricane, well… almost 10 years old… The story is from our […]
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TD#3. Sgor nam Fiannaidh and Pap of Glencoe.

First attempt to Aonach Eagach. Last year we climbed Sgor nam Fiannaidh, that is a highest point Aonach Eagach – longest ridge in UK. What I remember from that trip is constantly moaning Hurricane. She complained about “stupid rocks and stupid mountains”, and how she hates those rocky paths. At some point I told her […]
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Travel diary #2. Glencoe and Ballachulish.

Location. Both villages are located in the Lochaber area of Scottish Highlands. For people who are not entirely familiar with Scottish Highlands geography I would described the location as close to Fort William or Oban. Those villages are very old settlements and both have very rich history, but I am not going to repeat Wikipedia’s […]
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Mr Sting’s diary #1. Climbing in Scotland.

I turned 40 at the end of the September #sadface. As annoying and frustrating as it is, there is nothing I can do about that, might as well just get on with it. I am strong and fit so I cannot complain but I can slowly feel the time bearing down. There is so much […]
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