Looking on the Bright Side of Life

“The world’s most southerly capital city is a shining example of turning weaknesses into strengths,” David Whitley writes for Middle East newspaper The National. “Hemmed in between harbour and hills, Wellington simply doesn’t have the space to sprawl. It is not, and never will be, a giant. So it opts for intimacy rather than intimidation. The city centre is easily strolled, but this creates a world where experimental cafes and designers can thrive.” Whitley recommends staying at the “audacious” Museum Hotel, coffee at “perennial favourite,” Fidel’s and a view of the city from the “justifiably popular Mount Victoria.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…