Lying within a geologically active volcanic zone of New Zealand's North Island, Rotorua could be easily recognized through its smell of rotten eggs and clouds of steam all over the city.
I dragged myself back to the parking lot with shoes being caked in mud and two-layer pants smelling not so pleasantly. My then-roomate Katy didn't look any less pathetic as she carried her wet and stinky shoes throughout the seven-hour trail.
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I don't know how Auckland became one of the most livable cities in the world, but living by myself here as an Asian student has been a battle every single day.
Huka falls track was a soothing color palette in the mist of those cloudy late-summer days. Being one of the most visited natural attractions in New Zealand, the one-hour bushwalk to Huka Falls was surprisingly relaxing and quiet although it was still in the peak season.
Just to give you a quick update, I have transported myself to New Zealand, a beautiful sun-kissed island country in the southwest of the Pacific ocean.
Tucked away in the lush greenery of the central park, this version of Japanese bridge is a hidden gem of our coastal central city. It's a gift from Hoi An people to commemorate the sister-city relationship's 55th anniversary last year.