The same, but different

Reflecting on my journey of discovering how New Zealand felt the same but different to being home. On one level New Zealand is the same as home but on another very different. By the end of my trip, I know deep in my heart that I have been in a different country for three weeks.

Anticipating: New Zealand​

I am visiting New Zealand in July 2018 for a maths education conference and will be extending my stay to do a whistlestop tour of both islands. My flights are paid for. It is the only opportunity I will ever get to go to New Zealand, so I have decided to do a planned tour rather than drive myself around. Flights have been booked, the tour itinerary (including travel and accommodation) is set and everything is paid for. Now all I have to do I think about what to pack and anticipate my adventure. 

on keeping a travel journal

With only have between 7300 and 7000 days (if I live to 70 or 75!) left to have adventures, I really want to experience my travels with awareness and joy - not just see them as a list of places to be ticked off.  I am making a promise to myself, this time it will be different. I will keep a traveler's journal.

April 365 Project – Travel Shots

I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.