Last night we watched a series of videos of Stephan Colbert’s trip to New Zealand. It reminded me of the beauty of New Zealand, the friendliness of its people, and how quirky in an oh so appealing fashion it can be. New Zealand is a blend of Polynesian and European culture. Its native forests look tropical, yet temperatures are often on the cool side. Down jackets worn with shorts and no shoes are not an uncommon sight.
Do I feel like I need to explain myself? To justify to others and perhaps even to myself why I am leaving my country, family, and friends behind? I don’t think so. I think I just love New Zealand. And before I left last June, I was beginning to feel like it loved me back.