hei konā rā

 on their last day on the island of new zealand, desiree and jessi rode the skippers canyon jetboat. on the excursion they met an older couple from salt lake city who have been traveling the world together. they shared a few tips about thailand that will be very helpful when the girls get there. the road in this canyon that leads to the shotover river is an old gold mining road that has to be kept in its original state when it was built in the 1800s. even when it needs repairs they are required to use the same materials they used to build it. it’s one of the most dangerous roads in the country. IMG_1939 IMG_1909 IMG_1907IMG_1938 IMG_1934 IMG_1933 IMG_1929 IMG_1925 IMG_1924 IMG_1921 IMG_1920 IMG_1917 IMG_1916 IMG_1911




















lauren got her new zealand tattoo before leaving. a horse,  in remembrance of dream. the mini horse they had the pleasure of getting to know at the first bnb they stayed at in christchurch. IMG_1947 IMG_1948




during their stay in NZ they’ve met people from all over the world that are traveling just as they are. surprisingly very few from america. and oddly enough their fellow travelers are always quite surprised to learn the women of wanderlust are from the states. is it not that common to have wanderers from our country? if so, more of us need to make some changes to our future plans. 

 tomorrow they depart for sydney, australia!

and so we say goodbye to new zealand. or – hei konā rā in the maori language.

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