Travel Resources

Meet all those little things that made my trip.

Along my trip through New Zealand I used a lot of what I call “Travel Resources”. It can be everyday items, websites or books... things that I interacted with regularly or not and that helped me during my trip. It is a bit of a free for all, if I think of something, I’ll put it here.

The goal is to give you my take on each of them and give you an unusually insight on a working holiday visa experience in New Zealand. You of course will not need to use all those or may use different ones but knowing what you will encounter may be helpful.

Things in my bag


The kiwi word for “flip flops” is “jandals” it is a contraction of the words “Japanese” and “sandals”. I ruined a couple of pairs during my trip here as summer are very hot and “forced” me to spend extensive time at the beach.

Looking back, I would advice getting a good pair of branded jandals like Roxy, Billabong or Rip Curl instead of cheap ones from random stores as I had many blisters.