There and Back Again…
I’ve been back for about a month and a half now and this whole time, I’ve been trying to figure out how to explain my amazing trip to New Zealand. I think the best way to do it is to split it up into the different cities/tours I went to and on. To tell you the scope of this, I took over 1300 photos. Yes, 1300. Granted, some of the photos were of the same things a few times or they didn’t come out totally clear, but I wanted to make sure I captured the country and what we saw as best I could. Only just a few days ago did I empty my memory card. It was hard to let go and just hope that I never lose my hard drive or my Flickr account.
I think one tends to get nervous before going on a trip like this, not just because of the distance, but because of the unknown. Were my brother and I going to have a good time? Was everything I booked going to work out? Once we landed in Christchurch and got to our amazing B&B, the Orari, my fears washed away. The next thing was getting used to the 16 hour time difference and taking in how devastated Christchurch is. But that’s for my next post.
Think of this post as a sneak peek into our travel. I hope it wets your appetite for what’s to come. It’s truly a trip that I will not soon forget and hope to experience again in the near future. It reminds me of my year abroad in Canterbury. That year always lingers with me and I think this trip will forever, too.
It’s also worth mentioning that Sydney has such a different feel than Perth. I can’t say which one I liked better than the other because it’s like apples and oranges. They’re both great for totally different things.
I also need to thank my amazing husband, Dr. Awesome, for making this trip possible. He took an idea I had a year ago in Perth and just went with it. He helped me figure out the travel details and other activities along with getting my parents to go in on it behind my back. I must’ve done something great in my past life to be with such wonderful person. </end mushy stuff>.
That’s only a select few. There will be more. Oh yes, there will be more.