Catching Glimpses of Wellington


Shhh … James is asleep. As he continues his recovery from Dengue Fever, catnaps are a big part of the process. I’ve been using this time as an opportunity to run quick errands pick up meds, grab a few groceries, and see bits and pieces of Wellington.

Each day I take a different route, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m so impressed. It’s such a welcoming city.


Wellington is situated on a beautiful natural bay, cradled and embraced by green hills. It doesn’t get much more picturesque than this.


And the architecture is right up my alley – eclectic! Modern, industrial condos (the view from our 6th floor apartment window) …


… sit next to restored Victorian cottages.


Wacky backpacker hostels …


… rub elbows with a Deco Arts Center.


Architectural elements add interesting flair …


… while public sculptures, both traditional and contemporary, share touches of whimsy.



Where Māori traditional tribal boundary markers can coexist with New Zealand’s modern-day Parliament building …


… and Burger King (NOT Hungry Jack’s here) can snare a classic revival building on a prime corner.


Last, but not least, you’ve got to love a city where the Railway Station …


… is located on Bunny Street. I love this place!



P.S. James says thanks for all the well wishes. He’s still feeling pretty rough, and his full-body rash is starting to itch … scratch, scratch! He hopes to be on the mend and back on the blogging trail soon.



We're Terri and James Vance - high school sweethearts who went on to international careers and became world nomads. Today, 65 countries later, we're still traveling ... and still in love. Check out Our Story for more of the backstory at

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