When I hear the national anthem and see these beautiful places of NZ a teardrop appears. Don't get me wrong I love my homecountry Holland very much. It is the land of my family,one of my best friends lives there. It is the land of my past. I have lots of great memories of Holland and mis it. I lived there for 37 years. Holland is also cosy, the dutch have a great sense of humour, beautiful buildings, yummi cheese and drop etc. but.......eventhough holland has a place in my heart, NZ has touched me at the core. It has touched my soul deeply. I feel connected to the beauty of this country. Earthquakes aside I couldn't imagen a better place to live, it is my country now.
I will be visiting kaikoura this year and in October my favourite place the West coast of the South Island. This time we stay at the Punakaiki I am looking forward to it