New Zealand?

Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
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Trip End May 30, 2013


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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Every once in awhile I have to step back and think. When travelling long term, it just becomes your life and you don't always think of it as 'travel'. From country to country we go, just like daily life. Looking back I can think 'wow!', but the present is nothing.  Already the start of our trip in Cambodia feels like a lifetime ago and I find it hard to remember! You just get to the point where wherever you lay your head is 'home' and you don't think about the rest.

Slowly but surely we have made our way down through Asia towards Australia and then to NZ.  It just seemed to happen naturally.

But we're flying to New Zealand today – New Zealand!

You can't get any further away from where we were born and still be on this planet. I remember dreaming about this place when I graduated Teacher's college and applied for jobs, but the teacher shortage was over.  Eventually, we abandoned dreams of New Zealand's mountains for the reality of the Rockies and moved out west. Then, on our first trip it was fun to fantasize about the idea of cycling all the way to NZ (with a few boats and planes between) but we knew it was never REALLY going to happen.  We kind of forgot about those old dreams and got focused on what was feasible at the time. 

But now we're flying to New Zealand tonight! It's time to remember all these things and get excited again! I wasn't sure 'if' or 'how' it would ever happen, but here it is.  Today's the day!

You'd think that for something we'd thought so long about we might have done a little research and planning, but true to form, we haven't!

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terri on

that brought a little tear to my eye. Enjoy! x

jaymyson
jaymyson on

Ah man!! I thought it was April 30th you guys were coming home! Ahh Mann!!

2totango
2totango on

Close...flight's booked back to the UK for May 3rd...

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