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    An Expat’s Guide to the Cafes in Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland has an awesome cafe scene.

    As soon as I started working at the cafe in Cornwall Park, I began to notice how much the cafe prided itself on amazingly crafted coffee and food (the mention of instant coffee in trendy ol’ Auckland is taboo) and wondered how it varied at my work to other cafes in the city. So, I took it upon myself to find out – I’m nice like that.

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    12 Things I’m Going to Miss Most About Living in Auckland, New Zealand

    Over the past 7 months, Auckland and New Zealand have become my home.

    I’ve reunited with my best friend, travelled the country tip to toe, admired scenery so beautiful I didn’t know it could exist, found myself a job at a cafe where I’ve met some incredible people, been welcomed into multiple homes and, drank an unholy amount of NZ coffee and Sav. It’s been an unforgettable 7 months and I’m gutted to be leaving in a week.

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    Brunch Heaven at Hello Friends + Allies, Auckland

    You may have noticed that there has been a ridiculous amount of food porn clogging up my Instagram page recently (you’re welcome).

    Well, this is because I’ve been working on a little project since I arrived in Auckland. After discovering that Auckland is bursting with outstanding coffee and cafes, I took it upon myself to check out the best of the best cafes in the city so that I could then report back to you guys (you’re most welcome again)…

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    A Quick Guide to Auckland’s Suburbs

    Auckland is made up of charming suburbs, which are built up around the city centre.

    From the trendy cafe and boutique laden streets of Ponsonby to the towering volcanic cone and cutesy cafes of Mount Eden, each area of the city boast its own unique personality and sights.

    Here is my quick guide to what to expect from each of Auckland’s suburb…

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    Climbing Mount Eden, Auckland

    The past week Fran and I have been playing host to our pal Kristie who has been visiting us in Auckland from the UK.

    Ecstatic to see her after so long, we planned a jam-packed, fun-filled week of exploring Auckland plus, a fleeting trip out of the city to the Bay of Islands. Although I will be covering other parts of our trip in some upcoming blog posts, today I’m going to write about our lavelyyy day out visiting Mount Eden.

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