Giapo // Yelp 279 Queen St Auckland 1010 New Zealand Oh my indulgent. If you love sweets, you get your money’s worth with these decadent ice creams my brother and I devoured in Auckland. Tucked in between tall buildings and on one of Auckland’s busy street, Queen Street, Giapo is an ice cream paradise for those who seek more than just… Read more →



Whangarei Whangarei was a spur-in-the-moment kind of decision. My brother and I ended up in New Zealand during some unpleasant weather (but nothing to complain about, it was beautiful nonetheless) and I had plans to head down South towards Waitomo for some hiking and glowworms BUT it was raining on that side of the island so I researched the night… Read more →


Brothers Beer

Brothers Beer Shed 3D, City Works Depot 90 Wellesley St West Auckland CBD, 1010 The day after my brother and I arrived in Auckland, we decided to stay in Central Business District to get to know Auckland better. From Ortolana to checking out the Auckland Art Gallery (more on that on another post), Auckland had a lot to offer! We… Read more →



Oaken 130 Quay St Auckland 1010 New Zealand Oaken is another one of Britomart’s restaurants with amazing decor and aesthetically pleasing dishes. The wooden-paneled walls, wood furniture, and large windows with natural light peeking through makes this restaurant a sight to see (and one to photograph for sure). My brother and I dined here for breakfast on our last day… Read more →


Ortolana & Milse

Ortolana 31 Tyler St Britomart Auckland CBD Ortolana was our first taste of Auckland and certainly set up the mood for the rest of trip. Prior to the trip, I have been researching places to eat in Auckland and came across Ortolana in Britomart. First of all, Britomart is probably one of my favorite places in Auckland. I loved the… Read more →