New Zealand again! <3 Also: U2-concert

“I gotta say, God really outdid himself down here.” – Bob Harper

New Zealand. My favourite country to visit. I thought for a bright second that I would save my budget and skip New Zealand so I could spend the money on a country I hadn’t already visited… Twice. But then I came to my senses. Like I’m -ever- going to skip New Zealand, especially when I’m already in those parts of the world. What a facepalm thought.

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Australia :: Sydney Opera House

“One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever sung in my life” – Nana Mouskouri

Sydney Opera House was another “UNESCO Heritage Site bucket list”-item… for some reason. Who knows why places like this get stuck in peoples’ minds, I certainly can’t tell.

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Australia :: Alice Springs & Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

“Those who lose dreaming are lost”
– Aborignal Proverb

Another bucket list item – Ayer’s Rock or Uluru, as the aboriginals named it (stress on the first and third syllable, “OO-loo-ROO”).
I had no intention of climbing it as I had heard the native peoples found that offensive, but I wanted to go see it preferably as up close as I could get. And if I could get one of my “I slapped my hands on it!”-pictures I would be ecstatic.

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Indonesia :: Bali

I’d have to say Bali is my favourite place I’ve ever visited.
– Christopher Meloni

I don’t agree with Christopher. I thought I would, that’s why I booked two weeks there to just “relax in paradise”, see the rice fields and temple some more while I shopped for souvenirs… I was done with all that after a week.

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Indonesia :: Borobudur Temple

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
– Buddha

Yet another bucket list item (getting tired of them yet?). In the beginning the temple of Borobudur kept propping up in pictures and I wondered what this marvelous thing was. Then I read up about it and realized that if I ever had the chance I had to go see it for myself.

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