Australia – First trip with baby


First time travelling with the baby – exciting times… will she be ok flying, can we really take the cot for free, what clothes should we take, how will she sleep? All these questions were whizzing through my head before we left for our 6 day trip to the Red Centre where our baby would turn 3 months old.
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New Zealand revisited

New Zealand
One of a million (billion?)

We married 5.5 years ago in Auckland and I really wanted to return to the Kiwilands in the year of our anniversary. My aim was to come for the 5th wedding anniversary but that didn’t work out work-wise. Since I fell pregnant around that 5th wedding anniversary and all my glorious plans of travelling Middle America in November weren’t realisable anymore plus the miles from former flights had accumulated into flights to New Zealand, the neighbour country came into focus again. Of course, I prefer to go to new countries which I haven’t visited before. But when we married in NZ it wasn’t for any romantic seaside wedding but for the quick administrative opportunity. We flew in and out of Auckland and were busy getting to know each other and celebrating stag’s/hen’s night with as much alcohol as somehow possible without even trying to get to know the country.
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Fiji Bula
Fiji’s Hello

May 2012 was our second wedding anniversary and a good time for honeymoon or something like that. I had booked the flights half a year before and they were really cheap – just around 450 AUD. It were really good direct flights but of course Virgin changed the flights and we had to change in Brisbane. Anyway, we flew into Nadi and stayed at Mamas Tropic of Capricorn hostel. The first day we took a bus to Port Denarau and got to Nadi [pronounced Nandi] where we walked around and then also all the way back to our hostel. It was quite far but a good walk. Apparently not the safest one.
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New Zealand

New Zealand Auckland
Auckland Just Married

In 2010 my husband and decided to marry after just being 3 months together. His visa ran out and I had one.  Our marriage had nothing to do with neither of us sneakily getting a visa for Australia to stay, well, yes to stay but just because we weren’t ready to part. We wanted to be together no matter where. I was on a temporary visa anyway, so it was only for a couple of years. We got Permanent Residency and Citizenship when we where already some years married.
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My mum was pregnant with me at the time my parents traveled to Australia, so I kind of went on that backpacker trip I haven’t returned from.

November 2008. My contract is running out the next month and I decided to go somewhere. Africa, Mexico, the US… nothing really works out. In November I meet a friend who says he’s going to Australia. What about a work visa, I ask. Working Holiday, easy! Click here, do this and off you go. Finding work?  Easy. Look at all these jobs here at this Seek website. Finding a place to live? Sure. Shouldn’t be difficult as they have these shared living websites…
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