New Zealand has been on my list of places to visit for as long as I’ve known what and where New Zealand was. I finally got the chance to go last month, when I spent a week with Shanif, one of my best friends, and Irina, a friend of his from Business School, driving all around the South Island. We spent time watching the sun set over Queenstown, kayaking in Milford Sound and being flown on top of Fox Glacier and Mt. Cook in a helicopter. That doesn’t even begin to cover the incredibly nice and welcoming people I met along the way, or the pure awesomeness of the landscape, where I would go from an otherworldly blue lake to a gigantic glacier to a rainforest, complete with exotic birds, all within 4 hours of driving. To say that this was a once in a life-time experience wouldn’t even come close to how amazing it was.
I’m honestly surprised that I was able to make myself get on a plane to come back home, although I have a feeling this isn’t the last time I write about New Zealand adventures.