2017 has been for me a year of fun and changes. The biggest one, going from New Zealand winter to Canadian summer.
Spring has arrived in New Zealand! The days are getting longer, flowers start to bloom and lambs are bouncing around the fields.
I turned 30 this week… Years ago I imagined that by now I would have a cat, a child and a house. But here I am on the other side of the world, far away from ‘home’ and not even knowing where home is anymore.
An early morning not so long ago I stepped off a plane with a huge smile and the adrenaline bubbling in me. I had just seen New Zealand from above! For the first time I set foot in this country I did a scenic flight for 50 minutes. And trust me.. It is better from above! Or let’s say, immensely different than from the ground.
The flight left at 5.30 in the morning, to capture the sunrise from the air. There we a bit of clouds, but I still managed to take some pictures. We flew in the Mackenzie region, over Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook National Park, right in between the mountains. I adore the mountains with my feet on the ground, but I was just totally in awe seeing the scenery from above. Looks like I was visiting another planet.
Picture this: You have a good job that you’ve being doing for a couple of years. You live a happy life and have lovely friends. But something has been nagging in your head for a while. A little devil whispering every day in your ear: “travel, traaaaavel” (imagine this in a creepy voice).
Have you ever been bouldering? A year and a half ago I had never done it, I had never even heard of it. Bouldering? I didn’t have a single clue what that word meant. Sorry for all the climbing fans out there – I know I sound like a retard.
About a year and a half ago I got (happily) dragged along by my couch surfer hosts in Christchurch. We jumped in the car, drove 1,5 hours and arrived in Flock Hill.