Rachel Goh - “When I decided to be semi-adventurous, part 2”


Rachel Goh

Rachel has travelled from Singapore to study Psychology at the University of Otago. She is often seen running around campus juggling various commitments. 

There are also many other things to do in Auckland; the food choices are immense (night markets galore!), the view of the skyline is fantastic, the city is bustling (walking down CBD on a busy day makes you think you’re in Times Square), and there are so many beautiful places to visit. I don’t think I have done Auckland justice yet because I can’t really drive.

Most of my time is spent on the farm annoying the chickens, reading on the corner couch, and eating everything my super awesome aunt makes for me… I wouldn’t have it any other way though!


All in all, these trips are just a snapshot of what New Zealand truly is and I have tried my best to do them justice. You just have to experience them yourself!

There are some places I have been to (e.g. Invercargill, Bluff, West Coast) but unfortunately those trips were short and I have nothing substantial to write about. Hopefully I will have more to write about in the coming months when I attempt to conquer Roy’s Peak and potentially explore the Coromandel.

So moral of the story is: take advantage of your time here, and do not be afraid of going somewhere you have never been to. Do not make my mistake of only travelling when your time at University is almost up.


Ball is in your court now – please feel free to let me know where you have been and what places you recommend. I will be sure to chuck it on my list! ;)


Photo credits to Maple Goh and Friedrich Heng