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Kayaking, New Zealand / 19.03.2015

(Or that time we got drenched in Shadowland)

Shadowland. It sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Even a little enticing. Well, we found out it’s not just an expression or a cool nickname for Fiordland. It’s literally a land covered in shadows, fog, waterfalls, and a whole lot of rain.Also, it’s a place so beautiful it’s hard to believe it really exists.
Hiking, New Zealand, Paddleboarding / 19.03.2015

(Or that time I choked on duck’s poo)

I’m ashamed to admit that Wanaka wasn’t on our radar. When we started putting together our New Zealand road trip itinerary, our initial plan on the South Island was to go from Queenstown to Franz Josef directly. Then, we stumbled upon this post by Young Adventuress, and it was as if Liz and the universe didn't want us to miss such beautiful sights. “A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never.” Right?
New Zealand / 14.03.2015

(Or that time I crashed a three-wheeled cart)

The stories are true. Queenstown does have a magnetizing buzz. It pulls you, traps you, and doesn't let you go until you feel daring, awake, and alive. Three years ago we were planning on moving to Australia after our honeymoon, and since New Zealand has always seemed so magical and fun, we sneaked it into our travel itinerary. Plans, though, have a tendency to change, and we ended up living in Spain instead. Big big change, I know. Sadly, New Zealand would have to wait.
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