Sunshine, warmth, pristine beaches, Pohutukawa trees, walks along white sandy shores, fish n’ chips wrapped in newspaper… these are things I remember from home, the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa.
As a lead up to a special month of blogging in March, I thought I would reminisce a little about where this all began. I was born and bred in New Zealand and caught the travel bug off one of my sisters that worked on cruise ships around the Caribbean. I loved seeing her postcards and photographs and knew that one day I’d experience what the world had to offer outside of NZ. Yet, nearly 7 years on from my first big trip and as much as I travel the world, many of my favourite places remind me of my homeland.
Christmas 2012 I had the chance to be back amongst my family and Kiwi mates and to enjoy these lovely pastures again. Please peruse the photographs I treasure from that visit below and if you want to see more check out my New Zealand photography gallery »
And don’t forget to keep an eye out each week in March for an exciting blog post to celebrate kiwifootprints.com turning 1, which happens to mark my 4 years in the UK and almost 7 years since I began travelling!