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What You Could Get in Auckland for $10 – 5 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in the Metropolitan City of the North Island

Hello, everyone!

Guess what?! The upcoming post is going to be the last city we’re going to cover for $10 series in 2020, and this time we’re going to cover a city in one of the best countries that handle the crisis this yearโ€ฆ New Zealand!

So, after covering several cities in the South Island like Queenstown and Wanaka, today we’re going to cover a metropolitan city located in the North Island of New Zealand: Auckland!

After trying the legendary Giapo ice cream or Auckland-brew Steinlager beer, what else could you get in the city? Thanks to Alanna of Periodic Adventures, let’s find out how you could explore Auckland on the budget!

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What You Could Get in Wanaka for $10 – More Than Just An Instagrammable Mountain Town

More than half the world is closed for travel with the situation these days, is it just me or you all wish you were in New Zealand right now? 

Well, even though we can’t go to New Zealand physically, on this week’s $10 series, we will go there this week to imagine going there on the budget mentally. ๐Ÿ˜› 

Thanks to Mikaela of Voyageur Tripper, we’re going to see how far we could get in Wanaka for $10 USD. The resort town is known for its outdoor activities and some instagrammable and breathtaking views around the mountainous area.

So, what could we get in Wanaka on the budget?!

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Ice Cream Around the World You Should Stop By and Try

Hi everyone! 

Do you know that the 19th of July is actually celebrated as Ice Cream’s Day in the United States, thanks to their 40th president Ronald Reagan?

Well, I wasn’t aware of such a celebration day either until last month when I planned out my content calendar and found out this fun fact. As a result, I decided to invite some fellow bloggers to contribute their piece about their favorite ice cream around the world since my last collab post about instant noodles was quite a success!

It’s summer in most parts of the world, and ice cream always sounds like a great idea under the heat. But then again, who am I kidding? It’s still a good idea to enjoy in the winter too, so why don’t we start talking about ice cream around the world now on Ice Cream’s Day?

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Around the World with Instant Noodles: 15 Fascinating Hacks to Serve Instant Noodles in Various Countries

Hi everyone!

How long have you been staying at home for quarantine because of Coronavirus?! While some of you are probably busy trying to try new recipe because you’ve been blessed by astonishing cooking skills, some of us could only thank God for the invention of one thing: instant noodles.

Well, at least for me. I suck at cooking, and I’m proud to say that I’m a delivery queen. Honestly, I don’t think I’d survive if I had to get stuck in the quarantine 15 years ago when delivery service was very rare. LOL.

So anyway, this gave me an idea to compile various instant noodles around the world. And in this post, I’m collaborating with some other fellow bloggers to present instant noodles in various countries with some hacks to serve it when you feel a bit fancy.

I mean, I’m from a country where Indomie comes from. I don’t just buy them when I’m on survival mode. I buy them because it’s a necessity in my household. #asianproblem

And speaking of Indomie, my Indonesian pride kicks in when I found out that the brand is well-known in so many countries in the world. Even better, because they also have their own way to serve the noodles.

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What You Could Get In Queenstown For $10 – How to Explore an Overpriced City on a Budget

Back again at $10, yay… Happy Wednesday, everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, if you asked me one of the countries that’s on top 10 bucket list to visit before I die, without hesitation I’d say New Zealand is one of them. Being a broke Indonesian myself, New Zealand sounds a little too dreamy. Like so close, yet so far…

I mean, geographically, the map of New Zealand is only a few centimeters away from here. But to get there for real though, with the necessity of visa application because of my weak passport and the idea of it being so expensive despite its beauty… God knows at what point in my life that I could afford to visit the country.

So, when Bailey from Destinationless Travel sent her piece on Queenstown for the $10 series, I was so ecstatic!

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