New Zealand is by far my most favorite country.
This is probably also due to my strong personal connection I have with this place. I spent 5 months in this stunning country during my semester abroad. These month have been the most enjoyable and easy-going in my life. Of course there were (few) classes to visit, afternoons to spent in the library and assignments to do. But still, also this was great fun because of the unique surronding of this beautiful country.
Unitec, the university I studied at, was located in Auckland, but there was enough time to travel across the whole country and explore North and South Island alike (including once in a lifteime holidays on Fiji and Cook Islands), including following places:
- North Island: Bay of Islands, Coromandel (Hot water beach & Cathedral Cove), Rotorua, Waiheke Island
- South Island: Nelson, Milford Sounds, Queenstown
As New Zealand is known for its extreme sports activities I had to overcome all my former fears of height or speed (yes, i used to be kind of a coward^^). But after experiencing all kind of fun and crazy activities I finally got rid of (most) of my fears for the rest of my life. The most exciting activities included black water rafting, sky diving, zipline, open sea canoing and whale watching.