Published: October 15th 2006October 14th 2006
....viewing these pictures may cause you to quit your job and run away to New Zealand!
Friends, family, and Gus,
There are some places in the world that instantly click with a person, and the South Island of New Zealand has completely captivated me by its rugged, wild, scenic, and isolated terrain. The island is prepared to cater to anyone who seeks to experience the wild, push limits, and gaze at mind-blowing vistas. I wish I could bring all of New Zealand to you, but no picture or words can bring it justice. However, I hope that these pictures will bring you some sense of the country's splendor and brilliance that you may already know well from the Lord of the Rings.
So far, I have spent my time hiking along the clifftops of Kaikoura, sailing around the golden beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, winetasting in the famous Marlborough Region, and soaking up the native Maori culture. I have met loads of lovely people and have spent most of my time traveling with three British friends that I met early on. Enjoy the pictures, thanks for your comments and support, and I miss you all dearly!
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