Come February 2017, it’d be a year since I visited New Zealand and I still feel like it was only yesterday that I was basking in the hot sun and tanning within ten minutes.
I’ve travelled across the ocean alone before but I met my family on the other side. New Zealand marked the first overseas trip I’ve completed by myself and marked the first solo travel experience (aside from those weekend getaways down to Seattle). I couldn’t have asked for a better place to start my travelling experience and couldn’t ask for a better way to meet Kendel and experience Auckland through a native Kiwi.
I can definitely see myself returning to New Zealand – for what? a vacation? a new life? Who knows. But I do see myself walking the streets of downtown Auckland again and revisiting Oriental Bay in Wellington, and definitely soaking the hot water on Hot Water Beach.
Never change, New Zealand. I’d be back!