Jessica de Heij
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I have a blog about travelling:
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Asia, australia and new zealand
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
south america, antartica, oceania
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specialising in backpacking

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Caitlins to Milford Sound, New Zealand: Busloads of Tourists…and Not

On my New Zealand trip, after windy Surat Bay, I drove along the South Island's southwest coast to Te Anau. Where famous sounds are -you know, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Te Anau was a really beautiful place with a beautiful lake and the sounds in the background. It was a little town, that mostly popular was in summer because now it was almost deserted.

But no worries -…


Posted on February 14, 2016 at 1:01pm

A funny thing called christmas

I was sitting in my t-shirt in Federation square, just enjoying the beautiful blue sky and the warm sun. I saw people who just finished their christmas shopping or were leaving the many different art galleries around Federation Square. Me, I was just relaxing and enjoying my time in Melbourne and looked at the cathedral, where they displayed a christmas tree and stars on the cathedral. I loved this moment.…


Posted on December 26, 2012 at 7:58am

Queenstown, New Zealand: One of a Kind

Queenstown - oh yeah, baby! Every tourist that goes to New Zealand also goes to Queenstown. You would think it's really big, but it isn't. It's just an little town where the most tourist come to party and the locals to enjoy the amazing ski area called "The Remarkables". The town was actually named after a queen Victoria because of it's beauty. A town fit for a queen.

I don't know if Queen…


Posted on December 13, 2012 at 8:46am

New Zealand's Methven-Lake Tekapo: A Magical Winter Wonderland

Road from Methven to Lake Tekapo

The first thing I did the next morning was look out of the window. It was totally blue! After I had my breakfast and dressed, I walked outside. It was magical with the amazing blue sky and the high mountains of the Southern Alps. Totally different than yesterday, when it was raining and cloudy and you couldn't…


Posted on December 13, 2012 at 6:30am

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At 4:03pm on September 1, 2012, Tripatini said…

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