When we arrived at our first New Zealand room, my relative and I saw the most beautiful moon in the universe. I didn’t want to go to sleep, yet I was exhausted. I barely slept for 3 days, as it took me two days to get to New Zealand and I can hardly sleep on flights. That is surprising, because I’m used to sleeping during bus rides. In any case, I wasn’t tired even as we traveled throughout our entire first day in New Zealand. The excitement kept me going.
At night, though, I was exhausted and I needed to sleep, moon or no moon. Listening to my body rewarded me with the most beautiful view I ever woke up to.
On one side, I saw this:
Yet the big stars of the landscape were the ocean and the water-loving sun.
It’s easy to understand why New Zealand is one of the first places the sun races to see every day.
We had a balcony. And wet chairs and a wet table on the balcony, as it always rained while back home it was hot and humid. I was happy. This is the top of a chair’s back rest, enjoying the landscape, enjoying life.
New Zealand Moment of the Week is my way of re-living the unexpected fairytale journey that made me a world traveler – and sharing it with you. Every Thursday (or this week: Friday) on All Colores, you will find one more moment of joy.
Where did you first wake up outside of your own country (and outside airplanes)?