This is the first of a couple of upcoming short travel notes from our 1-month-escape to New Zealand as I figured out that I really enjoy writing small notes. Just some real moments. We also took a lot of videos and I hope Bridget will edit an amazing short video from them. We will see. … Continue reading Start with a teary eye [Brisbane, 31.12.2019]
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying 'good bye' so hard." - Winnie the Poh Hawaii, the Big Island, was my fourth and so far last Hawaiian island to explore. After having much time by myself and being in contact with all these thoughts in my head I wished for a lighter … Continue reading Big Island — sea creatures and good vibes (Hawaiian Island No. 4 ~ 17.-24.01.2018)
Disclaimer: I had a lot of time to think and thoughts coming up while I stayed on beautiful Kaua'i. So if this blog post gets a bit longer in text please forgive me. ********* Arriving in Kauai feels small, a bit slower and like I have to set my clock back about 30 years. I … Continue reading Kaua‘i — A time travel backwards (Hawaiian Island No. 3 ~ 10.-17.01.2018)
Maui. After a look at the importance of an own car (if I want to see something of Maui), the rental prices and the hostel and Airbnb prices I knew I had to come up with a plan. Hostel and car rental would be too expensive. So I chose to stay the first 2 nights … Continue reading Maui – A road trip to valleys and volcano (Hawaiian Island No. 2 ~ 04.-10.01.2018)
“Be prepared. Hawaii is so American.” I got that advice from Pat about a year ago when I talked about my travel plans in the Pacific. I expected something like that - hey, I watched Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, I’m so prepared for this! - but it was good to be reminded. After staying on … Continue reading O’ahu – Gateway to Hawaii (Hawaiian Island No. 1, 29.12.2017 – 04.01.2018)
"Why do you come to Samoa?" the officer at customs on the international airport asks again. It feels like an eternity that I've been questioned and held back here. It's 2 am in the morning, I'm the last passenger to pass the border and it's maybe just 10 minutes ago that I arrived at his … Continue reading Samoa – a short adventure across the Pacific (24.-29.12.2017)
When I first arrived in Nadi, Fiji, I was a bit shocked. Nothing felt right, it wasn't at all what I expected it to be and I couldn't get along with the people around me. After 10 weeks in New Zealand I had to adjust myself anew. I planned my days as following: 1 day … Continue reading Fiji – a holiday from traveling (11.12.-23.12.)
So here it is. The last day in New Zealand. It's crazy how 10 weeks can fly by without really noticing the time. Lucky I have pictures and this blog to remind me what wonderful things I did on my way around the islands. And how wonderful people I met along the way. Summer in … Continue reading New Zealand – 10 weeks passed by in a glimpse – what’s next?