When my parents moved to New Zealand for a year (they left last October), I really hoped I’d be able to visit them but wasn’t sure if it would actually happen. Fortunately, it did, and even though I traded summer for winter, I’m excited to spend the next week exploring the North Island!
My parents are currently living in Whangerei, which is a few hours north of Auckland. This is their house.
I was a little jet-lagged when I got there (after a 13 hour flight from LA to Auckland, and a 30 minute flight from Auckland to Whangerei), but my parents were excited to show me one of their favorite coffee shops in town, Caffeine. Do I ever turn down a free coffee? Not usually. I had a macchiato…
and a caramel slice, which my mom says (after her very scientific study) is the best in New Zealand.
By the way, if you want to try making your own caramel slice, here’s a recipe to try.