The rainy season had come but the time for bathing suits and beaches are not over. In preparation for LaIsla’s 7th year anniversary, we have explored one of the most physically isolated of the industrialized countries–that is New Zealand.
Divided into two separate islands, the North and South, and other smaller ones, New Zealand is situated along the southern hemisphere, southeast of Australia across the Tasman Sea. It remains up until now to be a clean, beautiful land, with green farmlands, dense native forests, sharp mountain peaks, thermal regions, and glacier-carved trench. Home to traditional Maori culture mixed with modernity in urbane cities and villages. The country does not only burst with activities and adventure but it also offers a serene time to spend and discover one’s self with nature.
Not only is the island surrounded with different bodies of water, from the mysterious and legendary Lake Wakatipu to the secluded areas of Tapou bay up to the sandy beaches of Tauranga and the West Coast, it also has different land bodies such as the volcanic island of Rangitoto and the magnificent snow covered peaks of the Southern Alps. Aside from its photogenic tourist attractions, its sophisticated cities and towns are also prospered with modern technologies and linked with high end air and rail road systems.
New Zealand may be one of the last places to be inhabited by humans but it doesn’t mean that it should be the last one to prosper in terms of modern technologies and awe-inspiring sceneries. As the saying goes, last but not the least. Go and explore, travel to different places but make sure to put New Zealand first on the list.