Do you also have this wanderlust? After traveling and to certain cities or countries? Or as Aurelius would say: The world is a book. Whoever never travels sees only one side of it.
For me, this yearning land is New Zealand!
It started with my father traveling to New Zealand for three months when I was little. When he came back, full beard and sun-tanned skin, I did not recognize him at all. In his luggage he had these magical pictures of a distant world, which he showed us as a slideshow. From that day on I fell in love with this strange land on the other side of the globe.
A few years later, 2006 and 21 years young, I finally wanted to fulfill the dream and also travel to New Zealand ...!
After my apprenticeship I went to Auckland via Thailand with a travel-and-work visa. Only me and my backpack.
And what can I say, since then I love this country with the richest green I have ever seen, with the most unreal landscapes on this little patch of earth and the nicest kiwis and travelers in the world! Had I not met my current husband shortly before my big trip, maybe I would have stayed there forever :)
Going into the details of the whole journey would definitely go beyond the scope of this post ... but no one can remember it!
Since then, I have always longed for this special country: Aoteaora - the land of the long white cloud - and hope to see you soon!