I'm sure I wasn't the only Wellingtonian feeling justifiably proud of our little city this morning upon hearing that Lonely Planet has named Wellington the fourth best city in the world in which to travel.
We're up there with New York, Tangier & Tel Aviv, so in pretty cool company. Wow, it's amazing!
Of Wellington, Lonely Planet said "With it's quaint wooden houses tumbling down a ring of hills to the city centre, clustered on reclaimed land around the glittering harbour, in "100% Pure New Zealand", the country's most innovative and inspiring city might just be the 'Best Little Capital in the World'."
And so what if we're renowned for being the windy city? Lonely Planet puts the best spin on it - "Despite (or maybe because of) its impetuous weather, Wellington is Cool-with-a-capital-C, crammed with more bars, cafes & restaurants per capita than New York, and a slew of gourmet producers including some 10 independent coffee roasteries."
Oh yes, we're very fussy when it comes to coffee for good reason!
And while some others in New Zealand may scoff, we Wellingtonians know that up until now, we've been living in the world's best kept secret.
Except that we love to share our secrets, big & small. Find out what little things the locals think make Wellington the "coolest little capital in the world" or share your own little thing here.
What do I think makes Wellington extra special? Well it could be a long list, but for starters -
the city to sea bridge
the writers walk along the harbour
the amazing public art dotted throughout the city
the coffee (of course)
the salt & pepper squid at capital
the town belt, the sea & oriental bay, and the fact that within five minutes I can walk from one to the other...
So, when are you coming to visit!
Amanda xxPin It