Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wellington -- Day 1

So last week I went on a mini-holiday to Wellington and stayed at the top (or was it the bottom?) of Cuba Street.

Cuba Street = Pretty darned cool.

I didn't do much on the first day, just walk up, down and around the street and surrounding areas. It's a artsy and vibrant area of town that has quite a few really novel establishments as seen in the pictures above and below this statement.

The place in the picture heading this post obviously used to be a laundry facility (obviously). For some strange (but clearly brilliant) reason, they've retained the laundry exterior and made it a selling point for punters. Inside it is an eclectic mix of the weird and wonderful.

In the pictures below this establishment is based outside and has a real "festival" vibe with the trailer providing food and a mixed range of seating options. All super hipster.

At some point in the day, I had to take a refreshment as being an explorer is hard work. This came in the form of a mediocre Flat White (I'm a coffee snob!) and a date scone.

On my whole trip I didn't manage to buy much. I admit that the older I get, the less I find most things interesting. I did, however, buy these pieces of amethyst from Cosmic because they are the same type of mineral but in vastly different forms. I liked that they are similar in overall shape and hope to make some kind of necklace highlighting their differences/similarities.

For dinner I was treated "Origami" which is a Japanese restaurant. It was delicious, however we made the big mistake of over ordering. Haha. By the time we rolled out, I was sure my stomach would bust.

 For the starter we had: Edamame Beans (steamed with rock salt [yum]), Hiyashi Wakame (chilled seaweed salad) and Goyoza (vegetable dumplings).

 My main was Oyakodon (braised chicken and rice) and miso soup.
 The other main was the Miso Ramen.

That's all for the first day. I will update about Day Two (hopefully) soon (taking in account my general laziness).

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Stefanie McKnight said...

It's good to see you updated your blog. Looking forward to day 2

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