Yesterday I featured a travel blog about New Zealand. Since then I’ve found a few more, so if you are thinking about travelling to The Land of the Long White Cloud you should check out these blogs:
- New Zealand Travel Blogs – a collection of blog with plenty of photos.
- Christchurch Tour Guide – a blog about things to see and do and what’s happening in Christchurch through the eyes of a local.
- An Argentinian-American in New Zealand – perspectives on life in New Zealand through the eyes of a recent immigrant.
I have not yet had the joy of travelling New Zealand but I hope to rectify that one day. From friends and family who have been there, I know it is a beautiful place filled with wonderful people and places. We actually have a good excuse to go there because we have a number of friends from New Zealand who used to live here in South Australia.
In the meantime, I need to travel in New Zealand vicariously. Travel blogs make this quite easy. Here is just one that I’ve come across recently:
- Travel New Zealand – events, websites, articles and general thoughts about New Zealand.
Readers of this travel blog may well be interested in looking at other blogs about travelling in Australia.
Australia Travel Blogs is a site featuring thousands of blogs about travelling in this wonderful country. An added bonus is the tens of thousands of photos taken by these travellers.
There are literally thousands – possibly millions – of blogs about travel. Travellers find the blog an excellent vehicle for sharing their experiences with family and friends, not to mention the world. This is what I have been doing on this blog over recent months as I share my experiences and photos taken while in Nepal last year.
Another type of travel blog would be people living and working in another country for a time. This was my daughter’s experience when she went teaching in England in 2005. Read about her time on her blog called Rose’s Prose. Someday she may find the time to complete her narrative and bring it up to date.
A similar blog is called Outback Dobbs, a blog written by an American living and working in Melbourne, Australia. This blog includes many fine photos of Australia. It’s well worth a visit.
When I was planning my trip to Thailand and Nepal I originally wanted to go on to India and explore there for a few weeks. Unfortunately it would have added far too much cost to an already stretched budget. This is a shame because India is such a diverse country both culturally and geographically. If I’d gone ahead with my original plans, I would have only touched a small portion of this wonderfully exotic country. I had intended seeing some of the country within a day or so travel from New Delhi.
So instead, I travel vicariously via travel blogs. Possibly one of the best travel blogs I’ve come across is called India Ink. This blog is written by Basia, an instructional designer who lives in Chennai. Being single, she has been able to spend many holidays in different parts of India, as well as many other exotic locations. Some of these include Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe (she was born in Poland) and the USA, where she grew up.
Basia has written about her impressions of the many places she has visited. These accounts are wonderful; I especially loved her piece about taking a luxurious bath in the Everest View Hotel after struggling up the mountains while trekking in Nepal.
In my opinion, the main strength of her blog, however, is the photography. It is brilliant. She never hesitates to not only take the spectacular, but she focusses her camera on the bizarre, the unusual and the ordinary things of life in these cultures.