I have had the absolute greatest people messaging me with tips and suggestions for my trip to New Zealand. You guys are seriously THE BEST and are making me even more excited to finally get on that plane. :)
If there’s anymore of you out there who would be willing to share; hit me with whatever you’ve got!
Anonymous: Hey! (: I'm from nz, only done the south island but the catlins at the bottom of the south island, and moraki boulders, there are heaps of seals and penguins etc! (: and in akaroa (near christchurch) and kaikoura (north of christchurch) have great dolphin tours and you can swim with them!! (: also lake tekapo's ice skating rink and hotpools and hanmer springs hotpools are a definate.
That all sounds amazing! Swimming with dolphins is definitely something that is on my bucket list so I would LOVE to be able to do that while I’m there! Thanks so much for the great suggestions; I really appreciate it! :)
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else, but just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.
Phosphorescent | Song for Zula
This song is magic. It makes you feel like you’re taking a night drive down the coast with the windows down while the soft, salty sea air dances across your skin. MAGIC PEOPLE.
We danced too wild, and we sang too long, and we hugged too hard, and we kissed too sweet, and howled just as loud as we wanted to howl, because by now we were all old enough to know that what looks like crazy on an ordinary day looks a lot like love if you catch it in the moonlight.
Anonymous: ok so i live in nz & pretty much everywhere is pretty damn nice so id start at the top & go down to the bottom cos everything is fucking beautiful. definitely to to waiheke island, mt maunganui, mt ruapehu (or drive by it on the desert rd cos it is just so pretty), WHANGAMATA, queenstown. avoid auckland because everything is so expensive & the only interesting thing is the skytower (yawn) and hamilton is boring too. do bush walks and shit. & there arent actually that many sheep.
Hahaha LOVE the enthusiasm and the note about sheep! Starting at the top and working my way down is definitely the plan as I have some friends outside Auckland! Bush walks and shit are also for sure on my list. Thanks for the awesome and helpful suggestions. I wrote them all down and I really appreciate it! :)
If you live in New Zealand or have been to New Zealand, get at me! I’m trying to plan my trip and want to know the best places to go, the best ways to get around, what you would recommend doing while there etc. etc. Please and thank you! :)
What she really craved was a connection. That feeling you got when you knew you were supposed to be with someone.