New year, new country. One can’t really complain when you know that you’ll be spending the new year jetting off to a new land – where the air happens be one of the cleanest in the world, the lakes can rival that of my beloved Canada, and the locals are just that keen in making sure that you’re having a good time.
City of Auckland from atop of Mount Eden
So I never really had any interest in visiting New Zealand until I had seen Lord of the Rings for the first time in 2015 (I know, it was long overdue). I loved that the vision for Middle Earth was created from a compilation of various real life sceneries from just one country alone.