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All Well in Wellington 2/2

On 16th October 1848, Rūaumoko – the youngest son of Ranginui (the Sky) and Papatūānuku (the Earth) – walked about the Awatere valley in the Marlborough district. The effect was what the Māori call rūwhenua, ‘the shaking of the land’. … Continue reading

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All Well in Wellington 1/2

Whoosh, and almost a year had passed since I landed in New Zealand and tucked into my gluten free cookies. But maybe that had to be expected. After all, I had a lot to catch up on my return to … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: A Message from Green Tea Bottle

When my travels ended and I re-settled in my suburban London life, I neglected this blog in a spectacular way. As I have not checked this site for many months, I missed a few important comments and questions, for which … Continue reading

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Gluten Free(dom) NZ

When travelling to a new city, it is interesting to pick up a local newspaper and – language permitting – become acquainted with the local scandals and affairs. The first ‘Dominion Post’ (covering Wellington and North Island) I scrolled through … Continue reading

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Kia Ora, Aotearoa!

Many years ago my cousin Iza and I dreamt of going to Australia and New Zealand. We spent many hours imagining our life there, the repeating theme being that crocodiles and poisonous spiders would be better than our parents. Ah, … Continue reading

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The Asian Buffet 2/2

We are halfway through our buffet party … You may still need your chopsticks! Ahead: a few dishes more, plus drinks, sweets and music. Vending Machines According to the Lonely Planet Guide, there are six million vending machines in Tokyo … Continue reading

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The Asian Buffet 1/2

When launching this blog, I hoped to serve you a regular, nourishing Japanese dishes. Instead, we will have an Asian buffet, with many Japanese main courses, but also Korean pudding, and Malaysian sweets to take home. So, before we say … Continue reading

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