Before I get into my November highlights, I’d like to discuss a few things regarding my blog. Yesterday, I was very close to shutting this blog down. Actually, I’m still not too sure if I should continue or not. I’ll go home on December 29th due to various personal reasons and I barely updated this blog since my arrival in New Zealand. The fact that I barely blogged at all so far made me feel like a failure. I need to figure out whether I lost my desire to blog entirely or whether I just put too much pressure on myself.
I’d love to tell you everything I’ve done in New Zealand indepth someday, but I still struggle to find the energy and words, or rather my ‘written voice’. So for now, at least, I’ll give a very brief summary of my November highlights. What I did, where I’ve been and if there were any other fighlights besides travelling.
Cities Visited: Picton, Christchurch, Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill, and Dunedin.
Books I’ve read: Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Philip K. Dick’s Ubik. Loved both books very much!
Favourite travel Item: My new camera, a Panasonic Lumix GF 7. It was a pricey investment (400€), but it is worth every cent of it. It is small enough to fit in my small handbag, yet the image quality is, for a photography beginner like me, amazing! I’m so glad I have this camera!
Travel Highlight No 1: Milford Sound
Alright, my absolute highlight of this entire year and not just of November, was the day trip to Milford Sound with Greatsights. It started at 7am and ended at 7pm. I might write a detailed review of that tour at some point, but let me tell you this tour was AMAZING. Milford Sound itself is breathtaking and none of my pictures do it justice.
Travel Highlight No 2: Te Anau
It was the first time for me to visit Te Anau and I fell in love with it. I didn’t do any exciting day trips or activities, yet it was still breathtaking. I spend my days hiking along lake Te Anau and enjoyed every minure of it. This is why I mainly came to New Zealand. I don’t care about any adrenaline activities. All I want is to explore its nature. Someday I might even come back and do one of the multi-day hikes across New Zealand. I’m a hiking beginner so I try not to exeed more than 5 hours o hiking per day/activity. During my explorations of Lake Te Anau, I’ve also visited the Bird Sanctuary close by and spotted a few rare specimens such as the Takahe.
Well, this is it. These were my November highlights. What about you? Did anything interesting happen? Leave a comment down below!