Photo Memoirs

Photo Memoirs

Due to life and work commitments, (you know how it is!) I haven’t been able to travel as much as I’d like to this year. I’ve been reminiscing a lot about the expeditions I have been able to go on, so thought it would be only fitting to share my 2016 (thus far) photo diary with you…

Cape Reinga

The northernmost point of New Zealand, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. It’s said that at  gnarled pohutukawa tree which is believed to be over 800 years old, the spirits of deceased Maori leap from this tree into the ocean to return to their ancestral homeland. A little freaky but this place is stunning!

Absolute Wanderlust - Cape Reinga

Absolute Wanderlust -Cape Reinga

Absolute Wanderlust lightouse

Absolute Wanderlust - Northern most point

Absolute Wanderlust Cape Reinga

Absolute wanderlust cape reinga lighthouse

Absolute wanderlust - The Cape

Absolute Wanderlust - Nothern most

Absolute wanderlust cape reinga (2)

Absolute Wanderlust - CapeReinga

Cathedral Cove

Only accessible by foot or boat, beautiful Cathedral Cove is a must visit when in the Coromandel region in New Zealand. We chose to walk the 1.5 hour return journey, it’s well worth it and the views are unmissable.

Absolute Wanderlust Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust Cathedral Cove Coromadel

Absolute Wanderlust Coromandel Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust - Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust -Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust- Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust Cathedral Cove track

Absolute Wanderlust Coromandel Cathedral Cove

Absolute Wanderlust -CathedralCove

Mount Maunganui “The Mount”

Is located across the Tauranga Harbour, one of New Zealand’s many cute little beach towns. This one is unique because of the “The Mount” which is situated right on the beach and is pretty much surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The climb to the top takes just over an hour, where you’ll be greeted with amazing views of the beach and the port. It’s also a great place to watch the paragliders 🙂

Absolute Wanderlust - Mt Maunganui

Absolute Wanderlust- Mt Maunganui

Absolute Wanderlust_ Mt Maunganui

Absolute Wanderlust Mt Maunganui.

Absolute Wanderlust Mt Maunganui .

Absolute Wanderlust. Mt Maunganui

Absolute Wanderlust-Mt Maunganui

Absolute Wanderlust Mount Maunganui

Absolut Wanderlust - Mount Maunganui

Absolute Wanderlust -Mount Maunganui


Sanjay and I were in Vietnam for just under two weeks. Not enough time to see and do everything or fully experience what the country to offer but it was mind blowing all the same! It’s a fascinating and at times frenzied place, from the peaceful surrounds of rural communities in Mai Chau to the fanatically busy roads of Ho Chi Minh, you’ll never bored in this brilliant country, it’s charm will be forever etched in your memory. The cuisine is pretty delicious too!

Absolute Wanderlust Vietnam

Absolute Wanderlust - Vietnam

Absolute Wanderlust- Vietnam

Absolute Wanderlust - Vietnam .

Absolute Wanderlust .Vietnam

Absolute Wanderlust_Vietnam

Absolute Wanderlust -Vietnam.

Absolute Wanderlust. Vietnam

Absolute Wanderlust.Vietnam.

Absolute Wanderlust-Vietnam

Hope you’ve enjoyed walking down memory lane with me!

Happy travels, Priti X

6 thoughts on “Photo Memoirs”

    • Thanks Fabio! It really is a beautiful place, the photo’s don’t even do it justice! Yes definitely one to add to the bucket list 🙂

  • The thing that I know is so many scooters in Vietnam. So many people said that Vietnamese pho is also so good but never try it before as looking for vegetarian one is a bit hard.

    Btw, I really appreciate you put a lot of pictures so I can se the landscape, it looks fun but when I got slow internet connection was a bit hard to load your page.

    • Hi Hani! I know right?… Ho Chi Minh has scooters everywhere, crossing the road can be a bit hard at times but it’s also so much fun immersing yourself in the craziness!
      We were on a bit of a restricted diet during our time in Vietnam, we don’t eat beef or pork and found it a little difficult to get authentic meals from time to time. I’ve recently gone vegetarian so I know how you’re feeling! There are still some great vegetarian options out there though and most places are happy to cater to your needs. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog 🙂

  • Might not sound like much to you but it seems to me you’ve seen some incredible things this year! I don’t think I had ever really got a grasp on what NZ is like to be honest, despite people telling me, until recently when the BBC have been showing this amazing documentary about NZ wildlife and natural scenery on the TV and I have now completely fallen for the idea of this beautiful country! One of these days, I’ll try and plan a visit but it’s so far and will need a fair bit longer than I usually allocate timewise for my travels so it will be one trip I won’t be able to just pull together at the last minute like I normally do!

    • Thanks Shikha! I think a lot of people are quite surprised by what NZ has to offer, it’s a small country but really stunning 🙂 Yes you’ll definitely need to do quite a lot of planning to make the most of your time here. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch up when you do make it down here! x

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