I grew up in Switzerland and Greece and was very lucky my parents took me travelling from a very young age. Not long after finishing my commercial tourism degree, I set off to New Zealand to study English and do some backpacker travelling. I fell in love with beautiful Aotearoa (Maori for New Zealand, or the Land of the Long White Cloud) the moment I stepped out of the airport and decided to make Auckland my new home a few years later. Auckland is one of the most relaxed and yet bustling and multicultural cities in the world. Having the ocean, the rainforest and world-class dining at my doorstep is what I love most about the city. I have travelled New Zealand top to bottom many times and am amazed by its natural diversity and friendly people time and time again. Apart from travelling, exploring new places and meeting people, I have a passion for good food, the outdoors and sports.