New Zealand

Souvenir – Paua sea shells

Paua sea shells from New Zealand
Before I could even blink, I realized this month is about to pass by in a jiffy. I have been off the internet most of this month and I know the blog is crying for my attention. A few things have happened, and I am trying to keep balance between the two worlds.

This is that time of the month when we talk about the souvenirs collected from all over the world. And this time I take you to New Zealand.

I had the first glimpse of these shells at Auckland airport itself. Huge, larger than life wooden carvings with shiny blue eyes! I was awestruck to see the vibrant colors of those eyes and wanted to at least touch one.

Sea shell

Paua shells (pronounced as

Earthquake in New Zealand

A few days back there was a massive earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The place now looks very deserted. While Christchurch slowly started to rebuild & coming back to normal, most travellers from all over the world assumed that all of New Zealand was a disaster zone. The result was some more jolts to the country in the form of declining tourism which comprises around 10% of New Zealand’s economy.

If you ask me, I would say New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to. And I have very fond memories of the country.
Besides spectacular

Rotorua, a place to remember

Many people tried their luck in last week’s photo quiz. From dark chocolate, coffee cream and dessert to spinning wheel of a potter to a smelly gutter… the answers showed how our imagination flies. 😀

The deceiving photo….

While posting I had made a small mistake and later didn’t want to correct it. Foxnomad was intelligent enough to catch it. I was wondering if somebody would do so. 🙂

Well, the answer is ‘a bubbling