When we arrived in New Zealand a sense of home washed over us. It was “bloody” freezing, we finally had traffic lights and we could potentially communicate with whomever passed us by. Beth’s family friend Bec picked us up from the airport which added to the homely feel. It was the perfect warm welcome we thrived after South East Asia. It was so lovely to be greeted by a friendly face. We were welcomed at her home by two beautiful Black Labradors, Jack and Pango. I just wanted to cuddle and squeeze them for eternity. A few coffees later, I felt right at home. This actually made me quite emotional; it was frosty outside, just like Christmas. I guess I felt we missed out on a real Christmas, the British kind anyway. We spent Christmas in the Australian sunshine eating prawns and dancing in Santa hats on the beach. It wasn’t the same. After a few days at Becs, we needed to get back to the adventure at hand. We chose to travel through New …

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