A Traveler's Journey
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
Travel Leisure Article
Are we the lucky, or the unlucky, ones? Last week I would have said the former, this week I am not so sure. Let me explain. My wife, Sarah, and I are stranded on the island of Waiheke, a half-hour ferry ride from Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island, famous for its beaches, vineyards and restaurants. Bumped off our return flight to the UK at the end of March due to the closure of our transit stop (Singapore), we are still trying to find an alternative flight home.
We arrived here in early February to visit friends and to explore some of the wildernesses of the South Island. Often without Wi-Fi and sealed off from the outside world as the crisis unfolded, we tramped sections of NZ’s legendary Great Walks, and galloped horses in the valleys around Mt. Cook.
On our return to civilisation, the world had changed. Along
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