I discover a phenomenon while travelling/staying at hostels in Australia and New Zealand. Whenever I ask someone (most had blonde hair and fair skin) where they are from, they return with a smile, maybe a roll of the eyes, and reply with a reluctant, “Germany.”
I find this quite funny, and can now attest to their findings: the Germans are everywhere. Young and older, they all like to travel. Perhaps a reciprocal trip to Germany is due in the near future, so I can try that German bread they all miss.
This post is dedicated to the Germans I met along the way: ones who hiked and hitchhiked with me, who gave me Strepsils for my cough, bunked and shared with me their experiences and laughter.
Fox Glacier, Global Warming
Punakaiki, Hiking & Pancake Rocks
- Wellington & Tongariro Crossing: Mt Doom & Chocolate Milk
- Rotorua & Maori Experience: Thermal Spas & Cookers
- Hobbiton: The Magical Movie Set
- Auckland: Crater City