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Santa parade

People in New Zealand prepare for Christmas quite early, as I have noticed for the last 3-4 years. One thing that has been going on to celebrate this fact for six decades is the “Farmers Santa Parade” The parade is a celebration for Christmas when people gather all around Queen St, and Britomart. For a […]

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Later we return

Tomorrow we set off for our trip back to New Zealand. Our travels have been fun. I met new people, and saw family after two years. Every two years, one couple from our family come to Auckland, or we go to India. In Ranchi, I found it funny seeing almost everyone know each other. Teghoria, […]

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India #7: The Friendly Community

Hello, and welcome to another travel diary! Today, I will tell you the most unique thing about India. The unique thing where everyone in one certain space, gathers together to eat (also known as community dining). We have such community dining in our building, Mecon Tower. One of the most beautiful things about Bengal is […]

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India #4: Street Shopping

In India, street shopping is one of the most common things people do. There are stores pretty much everywhere, and people blare their horns to get to the right place on the car. I didn’t mention, though, that some of the stalls aren’t very nice (for example, those that sell meat on the street markets). […]

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India #3: Various idols, stunning decor, and a giant housed world

Hello everyone! Live in India, TRAVEL DIARY THE THIRD! Let’s see what happens to us in this adventure! Starting………last night! Last night, at maybe 7-8 PM, my father, my grandfather, and I went out to see idols of India, or as some would call them, “thakur”. We first went to a place that was huge, […]

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Modernised

Today, I went to Westfield Newmarket with my parents which was recently renovated. Here are some photos taken by me today. The renovation includes a much bigger mall, a free drinks stall, a super cheap chemist, New Zealand’s first Coco Republic, and 2 hours free parking by just downloading an app! The first place we […]