Once a city girl always a city girl. That's what I discovered in Wellington. As soon as we arrived there, it felt like coming home. Too bad we don't have a lot of time, I think it's worth spending it in Wellington. Our couch surf hosts Jess and Luke welcomed us in their flat with a view (photo above was taken from the window in their living room) and spoiled us with great dinners and breakfasts.

Our stomachs made place for more than just dinners and breakfasts. This city has so many nice places to eat and drink something. We just couldn't decide where to go first so we tried as many bars and restaurants as possible. Lots of great food and good drinks later we didn't fit in our trousers anymore... Joke swapped trousers for dresses and I went for a 5k run with Jess. We did the park run in Lower Hutt with 90 other runners, what a nice experience.

Jess and Luke showed us the botanical gardens (where they got married) and we made a nice walk from their flat to the city center. Steep roads, amazing views and a lot of green areas. Joke and I would go back up by bus and that's how we got a little lost. All these streets look the same and we had no clue where to get off the bus. So we had a tiring climb to get back at the flat.

It was just so good to be in such a vibrant city. To wander around in the nice streets and shops, watch all the people from the terraces of the little bars and look at al the moustaches that the men here grew for Movember! Too bad we had to catch our ferry this afternoon to go to the south island, it wouldn't be a punishment to stay a bit longer there. Windy Welly, you will be missed.


For great cocktails, an amazing interior and a good atmosphere:
The library
Level 1/53 Courtenay Place
Te Aro, Wellington

Just next door, a great Asian restaurant:
45 Tory Street
Te Aro, Wellington

A little trip to Cuba:
234 Cuba St
Te Aro, Wellington

Good coffees and the breakfast didn't look bad either:
Duke Carvell's
6 Swan Ln
Te Aro, Wellington

Great pies with cream:
Sweet mother's kitchen
5 Courtenay Pl

More cocktails you should definitely try:
106 Cuba St

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