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New Zealand 2016: week 4

I’m posting daily photo collages on Instagram, which I’m linking here. I’m writing this at home, after a wonderful family Christmas at my brother’s. It’s a bit strange to have gone from enjoying summer in New Zealand to Christmas trees and presents in Switzerland – I almost got whiplash… 🙂 Also, jetlag, but I managed […]

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New Zealand 2016: week 3

I’m posting daily photo collages on Instagram, which I’m linking here. Another week over, and we only have a few days left, which I’m intending to enjoy to the fullest. The time in Wellington was simply wonderful. We had enough leisure to just take in the atmosphere of what I consider to be my second […]

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New Zealand 2016: week 2

I’m posting daily photo collages on Instagram, which I’m linking here. Already we’re more than halfway through our trip, but that’s something I’m carefully not thinking about. It’s been absolutely wonderful so far – I loved showing my mom around the South Island, and now we’re in “my” Wellington for a week, which makes my […]

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New Zealand 2016: week 1

I’m posting daily photo collages on Instagram, which I’m linking here. It’s been a week since my mother and I landed in Christchurch, and we’ve been traveling the South Island ever since. As always my heart lifted the moment the plane set down after the long trip, especially because we got to spend a day […]

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Happy holidays!

Yesterday I returned home from an amazing four weeks in what still feels like my second home. The complete photo set is now up on Flickr (including some photos from the journey home), but today I just wanted to say “hi!” and wish all of you a wonderful holiday, in whatever form you celebrate – […]

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Goodbye, New Zealand…

Wow, those 4 weeks seriously flew by! Yesterday around noon I arrived in Auckland, and I’ll be leaving for the airport soonish. It’s almost an hour on the airport shuttle, and I’d rather be early than late (also, I need to check out from the YHA at 10am anyway).

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Hobbiton!

It’s been an amazing day – my trip to the Hobbiton movie set was truly a great end to this trip to my beloved New Zealand. Tomorrow I’m off to Auckland and the day after back on the plane, home for Christmas.

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National Park

This morning I took a shuttle from the hostel to Whakapapa Village in the national park. From there one can take a chair lift up Mt. Ruhapehu, but I decided against that because there were thick clouds shrouding the mountain. Instead I opted to do 3 shorter hikes, always returning to the village, which had […]

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Almost time to leave…

Tomorrow morning I’m catching the train up to National Park. I still have almost a whole week New Zealand left, but with leaving Wellington it feels as if I’ve already started my trip home… But don’t worry, I’ll still have loads of fun, tramping around the mountains (although not the Tongariro Crossing, good sense won […]

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Vic Grads Unite! :)

Wellington Originally uploaded by Evamaria N Day 11: Cheekiness wins! With the graduation parade canceled, a lot of grads were just milling about – so I asked a Commerce grad whether I could borrow her outfit for a reenactment of the graduation I never got… 🙂

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