What a year it has been for me!
I whizzed through 2017 feeling exceptionally breathless from all the activity and for good reason, I feel quite ready to do a closure to welcome the New Year. Sure, there were the occasional lows amidst all the highs, but I’ll save that bit of conversation to have over a cup of coffee if you’re keen.
For now, let us look back at what a fantastic travel year this has been!
- My solo travels in Sri Lanka definitely takes home the award for the best sunrise of the year, right on top of Adam’s Peak.
- From local scenic hotspots like Queenstown and Waiheke Island, to international destinations like Thailand and Malaysia, it was a year of many destination weddings where I reconnected with friends whom I’ve not met in years!
- I should add that my favourite out of the above was being Maid of Honor for a wonderful couple at Queenstown.
- I also went back to the South Island to tick off something I’ve been wanting to do since my first day in New Zealand – Horse-riding at Glenorchy.
- Kept the yearly birthday tradition of climbing mountains. I admit, it was a crazy decision to climb up Mount Taranaki, but Jeff and I were too competitive to back down and did it anyway.
- There’s nothing like doing a wine-cycle tour at Hawkes Bay with a group of fun ladies.
- In the middle of the year, I put my tour guide skills to a test; took some kiwis for a drive around Peninsula Malaysia for seven days. We ate our way through it and survived.
- Our drive up to Northland turned out to be a pretty epic adventure. I thought nothing could beat the beauty of the South Island, until I stood in front of the lighthouse at Cape Reinga.
- Got down to finally having a taste of glamping.
- It was also that same trip that I said the most life-changing Yes that I will ever say in my entire life.