Murals and street art

New Zealand street art/murals often depict native wildlife other kiwiana. As a creative person myself (though nowhere near as talented as these artists, haha) this kind of art makes me smile! And the first photo? So fitting, as I can’t seem to stay away from New Zealand! 🙂

Warm colours and silhouettes

Plimmerton is a cute and conveniently located small town only a short train ride from Wellington, New Zealand. The town was a lovely surprise during my last kiwi adventure. I’d heard good things about the BBH hostel Moana Lodge and the place surely did not disappoint! The place was clean and tidy, and the owner/manager had…

Across the world

Mid December 2017 it was finally time for mom and I to travel to New Zealand! For mom it was the first time ever flying this far. For me, it was my fourth time to New Zealand and my fifth time flying ‘Down Under’. To be honest, it felt rather unreal to be undertaking this…

May it guide you on your journey

On my latest travels to New Zealand last December/January, mom and I went to Te Wairoa Buried Village, near Rotorua. In 1886 Mount Tarawera erupted, destroying the Pink and White Terraces and burying the village of Te Wairoa. Today, it’s the most visited archaeological site in New Zealand. I’ve always been fascinated by the story…

In the end

When I reached Sälka, I checked in at the checkpoint and also said I was going to quit the trail. A nurse came and looked at my knee. She said ‘but you’re knee is strong!’. While that may have been the case (and proof that my physio paid off), the muscles running down from my…

Acceptance

Day three started out really nicely. The view from my tent wasn’t half bad. 🙂 It was chilly but the sun was out, and I was excited to continue hiking. I can’t even remember how early I woke up, but I remember starting to hike around 8.30-9 am. I knew this stretch of the trail…