picKia ora and thanks for visiting my blog!

I’m San and I live in the Netherlands. I’ve lost my heart to New Zealand and that’s pretty much the main reason for setting up this blog. My blog is not exclusively about New Zealand though. I love travelling and nature in general. Canada, Australia, Sweden, just to name some other incredible countries I’ve travelled through! My blog is meant as a happy place on the web. A place to write about amazing countries, a place to share my backpacking experiences and a place to post my photos.

Maybe that sums me up a bit: I love venturing into beautiful landscapes, I love meeting people from all over the world and I love capturing amazing landscapes and cloudy skies on my camera. Yep! 🙂


All photos are taken by me, unless otherwise noted. Don’t use my photos without my permission. Don’t use of any of my photos for commercial purposes. If by any chance you really like a photo and want to use it in a post, please contact me first.


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    • Hi!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for nominating me! I’ll definetly dive into the questions and pass the award along. Again, thank you! 🙂


  1. Hi San, nice to meet you. I’ve loved reading your posts about Australia, being an Aussie, though I’ve lived in Canada for many years. I also love NZ – We’re going there early next year.
    Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.
    Cheers, Alison
    PS Those bad things you say about staying in hostels (meaning shared rooms) – that’s why we don’t do it 🙂 But then we miss out on the good things 😦

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    • Hi Alison. Thanks for leaving a message! So glad you liked my posts about Australia. So much to explore in not only Australia, but also New Zealand and Canada! 🙂
      I’m sure I’ll enjoy your stories!
      Most hostels are actually okay. Especially in NZ, the standard of hostels is very high. The bad things all happened in big, impersonal backpacker factories in big cities like Sydney and Melbourne. The smaller places have pretty much all been lovely, so that’s where I prefer to stay at! 😉 I suppose I’m spoilt now 😛


      • I hope you will get the chance to visit Iceland. But be careful, once you visit this wonderful country you will want to go back again and again, to explore more. It’s such a beautiful land, very different from other. So peaceful (so far), you can experience the raw nature and it’s very soothing. Unfortunately, more and more tourists are going there and I hope they will manage them in order to avoid some ecological disasters… the vegetation is very sensitive over there, and I’m not sure it’s made for mass tourism.


  2. Hi San,

    My name is Susan Xu and I am the content manager and chief writer at Clapway, a New York based multi-platform company that houses an extensive collection of articles, videos, and marketplace services with a focus on adventure and travel. I came across your travel blog and really enjoyed your posts. Would you potentially be interested in writing for Clapway as a contributor? If so, please email me back at content [at] clapway [dot] com. We would love to feature your work.


    Susan Xu
    Content Manager at Clapway
    195 Plymouth St #6/17
    Brooklyn, NY 11201


  3. Hello San, I’ve come here via Rachel of The Long Way Home. I can understand why you’ve fallen in love with New Zealand. It is beautiful. We’ve been once and I hope we go again soon. I’m looking forward to reading more of your travels.


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