Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 7:48pm - Adventure
I have been in New Zealand just over a week now, and it has already been one of the most incredible trips of my life. My very first day, I had no idea where I would go or what I would do, but in a spontaneous decision I decided to drive from Christchurch straight for the mountains of Arthur´s Pass. On the way I passed by a place I have been wanting to visit for a long time, Castle Hill. Right away I met 2 other travelers who I instantly clicked with, Ella and Beeri; two best friends who have grown up together from Israel. They invited me to camp with them that night, and we made dinner together and enjoyed a beautiful evening. The next morning they told me they were going to go for a 2 day backpacking trip up Avalanche Peak and down into the Crow River Valley, and asked me if I would like to join them. In under an hour I had my bag packed and we were off. I had no idea the tramp (New Zealand´s term for hike) would gain 1100 meters pretty much straight up. Needless to say I got my but kicked after having just arrived and not being in backpacking shape, but the views and experience were more than worth it. It was one of the most beautiful tramps I´ve ever done, and Ella and Beeri were amazing company.
As part of this journey I am going to try and share my experiences through video as much as possible in addition to the images I share. Here´s my first installment :)