I'm Lara, currently 19 years old, and I left Germany for New Zealand on December the second.
I have always wanted to travel, and I have already travelled some in my time, but never so far from home and quite so alone.
I came here largely because of my undying love for Lord of the Rings, and also because of a general lack of anything better to do.
I'm fixing to stay a year, and I'll be trying to write into my fancy little leatherbound diary at least a few times a week - anyone who knows me also knows it's not going to be more than that. We'll see how that goes.