My friends and I didn’t choose to ride a garishly green and purple Jucy camper-van (reminiscent of Scooby Do’s Mystery Machine) to turn heads, in fact, these vans do scream “BACKPACKER’S-BELONGINGS-INSIDE!” and did result in ALL of our possessions being … Continue reading
Another tasty savoury sponge creation from Auckland based blogger Bunny.Eats.Design:
Do not trust these seemingly innocent baked goods. Mini items are deceptive. Because they’re so small, they hardly count as food. So you pop one of babies into your mouth each time you walk by and before you know it, you’ve eaten ten. True story. It happened to me and it may happen to you.
Scones are not too different in composition from the American biscuit, though they’re usually eaten differently. Cheap and filling, they’re never far away from the menus of cafes and lunchrooms and often one of the first things a child will bake in school cooking class.
Sometimes there are different ways to say a word: the posh way and the common way. I’ve always called a scone a “skon” which rhymes with con, swan and Tron, but the posh way to pronounce it would be to call it a “skone” rhymes with bone, phone and loan…
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Before my trip to New Zealand, I had never, ever, tried a savoury muffin before. Savoury scones and muffins are a signature standard item in most Kiwi coffee houses. I don’t know why, but these savoury sponge delights do not … Continue reading
One of the things I loved about New Zealand was never being far from water. Firstly, the width of New Zealand is relatively thin so you’re never more than a 2-3 hours drive away from the coast. In fact, when … Continue reading
If you travel far enough above Auckland, you will reach heaven: Matakana, forty minutes North, in the Rodney District. Doves flutter over a village of pristine white colonial buildings, perfectly cut grass, strikingly happy people, an old school dairy, pony … Continue reading
Stepping off the plane into Auckland City Centre may surprise those first visiting New Zealand and expecting a sense of typical kiwi-life. Having not yet visited Asia, I did feel as though I had arrived at the wrong place, perhaps … Continue reading
Below is a list of tried and tested campsites and hostels for those looking to travel New Zealand by camper-van. These have all been trialled by budget backpackers who travelled NZ in a self-contained Jucy camper-van from Auckland to Wellington … Continue reading
Deciding how to travel New Zealand is a difficult decision. The two most popular options are either by taking a bus tour or hiring or buying your own camper van. The former is allegedly brilliant fun, a great way to meet … Continue reading