Coming full circle
Trip Start Jun 10, 2009
41Trip End Sep 07, 2009
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The past several days, almost a week, have been a bit boring. First it was waiting in Christchurch, now it's waiting in Auckland. Auckland is sort of neat, but I haven't found anything in it to just grip me or get me really interested. It rained almost all of the first day I was here, as it did the two days I spent here at the beginning of my trip, so I only spent a few hours wandering rather than most of the day, and I spent the rest of the time reading or chatting with people in the hostel. But the thing is, I didn't really care. The inactivity has given me time to relax and recollect and digest the past couple of months I've spent in New Zealand.
Now that I'm about to leave this country, I have a few regrets, even more good memories and many more wonderful expectations, both of the further traveling I'm about to do and of what my life will be like when I do eventually need to get a fairly steady job, at least for a while
Since I'm waxing philosophical I'll throw in a couple more travel quotes I like. I had a nice list of them saved in a draft e-mail to throw in an entry every once in a while but I forget them, so I have to use them on occasions like this.
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” - Miriam Beard
“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do - especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” - William Least Heat Moon
No yesterdays on the road.
Also, spellcheck just made me realize I've been spelling Auckland with no "C" all this time. Blast.