I have to admit that I’ve been just super lazy. On the past couple of months I’ve been trying to find excuses not to write this post because I knew it was going to take so long. “Naah I’m going out tonight, nah I like to eat now, nah I’m gonna see my girls now blaahblaahblaah” But finally I found myself time!
This one I wrote up in the sky on my way to Philippines when my traveling buddy was sleeping next to me. Enjoy the flight!
Where should I begin? Should I tell you guys how I made friends for a lifetime. Should I tell you that I had a best month in my entire life. Or should I tell how I was just feeling happy every day when I woke up in a hostel to clean bathrooms.
I made a really good friend in Wanaka when I was there for the first time. She was wwoofing in this one cute hostel with an amazing atmosphere. I decided on that moment when she told me what she was doing that I just simply have to come back to this place. One reason was that I really liked this girl and I also loved that small town. After my family trip to North Island (about which I will write a post someday as well) I came back to Wanaka.
So I found myself cleaning hostel toilets every morning. But the weird thing about it was that I wasn’t pissed at all. I needed to work only 2,5 hours a day. I didn’t need to spend my money on an apartment. And I was living with heaps of cool backpackers and other wwoofers. And because the work started always at 10am I was also able to go out every now and then (read: everyday).
One biggest reasons why I love Wanaka is the lake. I literally have hundreds of pictures of it and everyday I spend so much time by the lakeside. And if I didn’t go there I felt so guilty that sometimes I found myself there in the middle of night. Best memories of Wanaka happened there. My first summer birthday, jet skiing, swimming, skinny dipping, all the crazy shit and those times when we were just listening music there and talking.
People make the place special. Girls. You are one of my very best friends and I know that we will meet again. I was able to spend my last days in New Zealand with you guys and I couldn’t feel luckier. Du Plessis and Guises. It was so nice to meet you guys also. As now I’m on my way to new exciting adventures in Southeast Asia I’m still missing Wanaka. It was a place that felt like home for the first time in 6 months. Maybe this is just homesickness. But I’ll get over it and I know that I will come back there. Not maybe this year but someday. I just have to.
At the moment I’m in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Some cool posts are coming soon!