A trip to New Zealand for Easter..

I had always said I wanted to be in New Zealand for my 24th birthday, so that’s just what I did.  I had spent my 22nd birthday with the same kiwi girls in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan so only suiting that I was with them for my birthday.  I found some cheap flights and was off, first stop Auckland.

As I flew in late at night, my friend’s boyfriend pick me up and took me back to their place.  Once there I jumped on my friend, Terese, who was in bed (school teacher!).

Terese, myself and Amanda..
Terese, myself and Amanda..

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Baltics, Scandinavia and Russia in three weeks..

Riga was the city I flew into to start the Baltic leg of my trip.  First thing I did was climb the tower of St Peter’s Church for a great view of the city.  Of course, I did the free walking tour with Yellow Free tours where I met a couple of awesome girls.  We checked out things such as ‘Stalin’s Cake’ , the food markets in the old airplane hangers (one of my favourite markets in the world!) and the oldest wooden church in the Baltics before a few of us branched off and went to an amazing teahouse in the middle of a snow-covered park.

Fun in the snow of Riga - freezing!!
Fun in the snow of Riga – freezing!!

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