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Oh yum. I am playing with the idea of building my career on this 🤭🙈😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #coffee #latteart #barista #baristalife
Want the summer!!! After over 2 yrs in Iceland, I wouldn't believe I'd want the hot summer back... but I do! 😍 #newzealand #kapiti #kapitiisland #nofilter #island #ocean #bluesky #heaven #summervibes
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New post on my blog. About my days in last weeks. It hasn't been easy and it hasn't been fun. But it's over for now and I am back to normal life with a smile on my face :) https://comewithmeandtakeapeek.com/2018/03/10/whats-been-going-on/ #fiordland #newzealand #mountains #fog #coulds #naturephotography #darkness #anxiety #hellodarknessmyoldfriend #iamnotyourfriend
Totally in love with nature 😍 #naturephotography #nature #sand #color #newzealand #splitapplerock
Roys Peak. Wanaka. New Zealand. For this view I climbed 4,5 hours. It was a hell. After 1st hour, I stopped, in pain, with bad blisters, out of breathe, out of motivation. #nojosedlotoneni I can't walk in my shoes on anymore, I realized, and decided to go back. I didn't want to fight. I suck in it. So I opened my backpack, took out my snack, started to eat and feel very upset. I texted my @tacianek and she told me, that I shouldn't bully myself. She was right. I kept sitting there in thoughts and told myself, that I can at least try. I don't have to go all the way up, if I won't feel like it. I can always go back. I started heading to the top. Barefoot. Suddenly it wasn't too hard to walk. There were plenty of moments when I thought I can't walk anymore... then I asked myself: "Ok, can you make 20 more steps?" "Well, 20 steps? Yeah, I can make 20 steps." So I did. And again, again, again... and I made it to the top. Did the fact, that I made it to the top, make me feel any different? No. But the journey did. #it'sallaboutthejourneynotthedestination #wanaka #royspeak #newzealand #journey

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Oamaru, the largest town in Otago (South Island), is a lovely place to spend one or two days. It’s definitely one of the most unique places I’ve visited in NZ so far. Do you wonder why? Oamaru is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the greatest collection of steampunk in the world and the local gallery Steampunk HQ was in 2012 rated as one of the best NZ’s places to visit. Yes, I do like steampunk. But even my friends, who weren’t really sure what steampunk is, loved it. So there must be something about it! 😀

Steampunk HQ

This art gallery and exhibition is simply a heaven. I was very excited about visiting the place and wasn’t disappointed at all. Exactly opposite. Steampunk HQ has been opened since November 2011 and has gathered an amazing collection of art. There are many sculptures, two darkened rooms with audio-visual installations, yard with industrial projects and The Portal, a light machine, that “transports you to other alternate realities. It is the Steampunk HQ Space-time travel gateway. It is the most hi-tech device still operational in the building. It was carefully preserved by the SPHQ time travel officers – it was their only means of returning to other worlds. You will be transported to places unknown…” The Portal was fantastic and it was so beautiful inside. The kind of place you just want to stay forever in 🙂

While you walk around the town, you will notice that most of the streets are named after rivers in England. Oamaru has even a steam train, running in Sundays between two small railway stations. In the streets and the picturesque limestone houses, you can spot many small boutiques, museums, galleries, cool shops, bakeries, antiques and bookshops.

For me and my friends, it’s been a couple of days of eating pasta and canned food and we dreamt of fish and chips and burgers. This is the reason why you should ALWAYS ask the locals for a piece of advice. The simply know the best. How happy we were to be sent to The Galley, a sweet steampunk (yay!) café by the beach.

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As I told to my friend: “If I won’t like the next city, I would go back to Oamaru.” ❤

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