Day 266 of Project 2015

We spent a lazy day around Queenstown.A day of food overindulgences… Taking some photos … doing some shopping. Visited the Bird Wildlife Park and learnt about the kiwi.

This evening we went up the gondola and also ate at Stratosfare Restaurant for a buffet dinner. Wow – the view was amazing up top and the food was sensational. Not your usual tacky buffet food.. but gourmet and fresh food. We were very impressed!

On the way back, we stopped in for some petrol and to get a drink bottle that we had lost today. Le ended up getting diesel petrol all over her hands… so she stunk of fuel. Anyway, we managed to get her back to the hotel and scrubbed her hands down with everything imaginable… and the last thing was asking the front desk for some lemons. Who knows if it was the combination of everything or if it was just the lemons!! But it worked 🙂

Early night tonight as we have a very early start heading to Milford Sound tomorrow.

Gosh we love travelling and hope we can keep doing it for many more years to come.

Summary for September 23

Newbies

We had a chocolate dessert degustation. 

Brighter/Different Perspective?

Saw this in “Aleph” by Paulo Coelho

Our life is a constant journey from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change but the train keeps moving. Life is the train not the station.

This was in response to the constant “travelling” Paulo does… The person speaking goes on to say:

And what you’re doing now isn’t travelling, it’s just changing countries which is completely different.

Many a times we have thought about quitting our jobs and travelling full time. But 2 years ago we resigned to the fact that we didn’t want travelling to be our life as well as our “career” and our “being”. Travel is our life and we didn’t want us to lose the love of it because we were counting countries or because we needed to travel to maintain the income related to it so we could keep travelling. That redefined our decision to do it because we love it and not because it is part of our “work”. This quote reminded us that although we love travelling… remember that we don’t want to just be changing countries! 

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