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2012年8月25日 星期六

[紐西蘭] Why I wanna go to New Zealand?


最近在上英文課,被分配到Travel report

要報告去某個國家旅遊的心得

我去過九個國家,這次選了紐西蘭

因為回國後,發現這次經驗帶給我的比想像中多 :)


報告結束後,我想...拖了一年多...

是不是也該開始寫遊記,紀念當下的感受,給幾年後的自己品嚐

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對於出國旅遊,我個人的偏好是風景人文

這些文化差異需要自己走出去,才能深刻體驗

出國不是小錢,但它所帶來的附加價值,我願意投資


若是單純出國shopping這件事,便讓我萬般躊躇

因為想要的東西,在台灣通路或是網路上似乎都可到手,加上口袋不深

使我對購物導向的城市沒有什麼動力 (攤手)



2010年剛工作前去了一趟埃及,體驗了完全不同的民族風情

回來後心情很浮動,不停思考下一站的落腳

某天在逛ptt 的 Ind-travel 版時

看到了Crazy Daniel 的BLOG http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lys1111/24653215

因為他很會拍照,每一張NZ的風景照,都讓我倒吸一口氣>/////<

立馬將紐西蘭列入必去清單!!! 


同時也被剛從西藏回來的學長拍的照片電到 http://epyy.pixnet.net/blog/post/34017597

所以在 西藏&紐西蘭 兩者間猶豫  (滾)


最後拍板定案去NZ,是因為可以玩極限運動!! XDDDDD

想趁現在還年輕,沒有心臟病  沒有高血壓  沒有骨質疏鬆 前好好的衝一發!

順便抒發生活一成不變的煩悶 :P


想玩的活動清單:
 
高空彈跳(Bungy Jumping)
高空跳傘 (Skydive)
走冰河(Glacier hike)


在搜尋skydive店家時,發現Queenstown的NZONE 宣傳影片
他們家的後製超熱血,每個人出發前像電影世界末日的英雄
跳完後都變superstar!!!! 超棒 LOL!!




紐西蘭很大,初估至少要待兩個禮拜

加上年假,少說也要請6~8天,機票也不便宜

綜合以上因素,本以為旅伴難找,沒想到很快Sunky 就舉手表明對這次行程有興趣,I'm so lucky!  :)

14天的行程,不想走馬看花,我們決定只跑南島,繞一下中西部的城市

主要去這幾個:Christchurch / Lake Tekapo / Queenstown / Franz Josef

參考的旅遊書:Lonely Plant & JTB
































New Zealand is made of pure nature, friendly people.

It's landscape is so remarkable it has stood in for fantasy settings such as Middle earth, and helped inspire the biggest movie of all times, Avatar. 

The exciting outdoor activities are pretty amazing too!

It's a great place for astronomy because of the lack of both light and air pollution.The skies here are naturally dark and the air is pure with a breeze.

In most developed parts of the world, it is no longer possible to see even the milky way. 

But  in NZ, just keeping your head up directly, the starry night just pops out, and you'll feel you can reach for the sky.



[My Reflection]

I met lots of people from different countries this time, and found most younger people are not OZs or Kiwis. That's interesting.

I think maybe......New Zealand has been considered an agricultural country, but the products (fruits and vegetables) are seasonal, and so are the most of the local jobs.

Without a stable career, the young generation is more interested in going abroad to find better opportunities, and this leads to farm labor shortage.

But there is still a need of employee to stand for in the industry, so the governments started to run an organization like World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) or Working Holiday Visa (WHV).

It's a win-win situation: providing some foreigners a low cost travel option, and the farms can find enough workers every season.   













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