Things We Love About Wellington

It’s been a year since S and I first set foot in New Zealand. Back then, we both didn’t know what this part of the world had in store for us. We hardly knew anyone and although we were excited, deep inside we were also a bit nervous. What if things don’t go as smoothly as we expected? What if we don’t get to adjust? Thankfully, all those worries were proven unnecessary. Just a couple of days in, S and I have fallen in love with Wellington. There are many reasons why we’re happy to be here. Here are just a few:

Wellington Central Library

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Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant | Wellington CBD

I can’t believe it’s already February! I know everyone else says it, but it really did feel like January just whooshed past us so quickly. A friend of ours will be leaving for a 2-week trip to Mexico mid-February as part of her company’s recognition program and we had a little dinner to celebrate her success. We headed to Southern Cross Garden Bar, which wasn’t too far away from where we all lived. The inside of the place was absolutely gorgeous; so spacious and way bigger than what it looked like from the outside.

pork belly bites
Pork Belly Bites

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Daruma | Wellington CBD

S and I enjoy the novelty of the conveyor belt sushi. We don’t go often, but it’s always so much fun when we do. Daruma was the first conveyor belt sushi place we’ve been to in Wellington. They were having the ‘salmon festival’ during out visit and so a good amount of the dishes going around were centered on that type of fish. I’m not complaining because I love salmon!

salmon sashimi

I was too engrossed with eating and looking at the items passing in front of us that I forgot about taking photos most of the time.  I remembered to snap some during the start of our meal, including this one of the salmon sashimi. Like most of the ones we’ve eaten here in Welly, these were silky smooth and delicious! I could have chosen to eat just platters of these and I would have been one happy lady.

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Lego Wonders of the World Exhibit: Te Papa Museum

I’ll be honest: I much more enjoy looking at other people’s Lego creations than building my own. I’ve tried my hand in putting those little car ones together before and I did have fun. I just don’t think I have the patience to build a massive Lego structure on my own. Having said that, you can probably imagine how dumbstruck I was to see the things displayed at the Lego Wonders of the World exhibit. I missed out on visiting Legoland when I was in Malaysia, but I made sure S and I dropped by Te Papa Museum when this exhibit opened to the public.

Te Papa Museum entrance

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