Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is a city of professionals and politicians and diplomats. It is also home to Victoria University. So too, it is a city of professors and writers and artists. Wellington struck us as a sophisticated city filled with cosmopolitan bon vivants! We saw people with their briefcases rushing to and fro; we saw students lounging in parks with their books open in their laps; we saw friendly people stopping to assist the lost tourists in finding their destinations; we saw all of them congregating in the bars and restaurants later in the day with laughter and gaiety. Wellington is known as New Zealand’s arts and cultural capital because of this fine blend of culture, heritage, fine food and lively arts and entertainment. Do I sound like a travel advertisement? I guess so! Rog and I like this city. It’s relatively small and compact. Not only is there an abundance of boutique shopping, art galleries, trendy cafes and pubs, there is the beauty of the New Zealand scenery: the hills, the harbor; the waterfront. Let me show you the photos:
We look forward to coming back and seeing more of the Wellington. A visit to the Cuba district (named after a ship, not the island) is definitely in order!