A while ago, over a cup of frozen yogurt, me and my girlfriends decided spontaneously that we were in desperate need of a girl's trip. A couple of days, just us girls, road trip spirit and new, fresh destinations. It would be the perfect vacation.

We decided on Wellington, capital of New Zealand, as one of us was heading down there anyway. Right away we started the planning, soon started the excitement, and after a couple of weeks we were on our way.

I've had the most delightful five days in quite some time. Girly talks, strolls in the cold sun, and magnificent scenery. We managed to do heaps in just a few days. Te Papa Museum, Mt. Victoria, cable cars to the Botanical Garden... We went to the Chocolate Fish Café, where the LoTR actors used to go for lunch. I met up with a photographer friend for an evening of shooting and wine. And for the whole trip, we had such good luck with the weather.

Thank you for a well-needed vacation, Wellington. I'm sure we'll meet again.

Ben Sollee - A Change is Gonna Come