We’ve all read the blog posts about traveling alone, going off into the wild, untamed earth to find yourself, making new friends along the way but experiencing your travel adventure as a lone wolf.
Charlotte, one of our staff in Haka Lodge Auckland, has been living on site since before the lodge officially opened it’s doors to guests. We asked her to give us a glimpse of what it was like to watch the magical last few days putting the final touches together in a building that hadn’t seen any life or adventure for over a year. Here is what she had to say:
If you’re planning a trip, especially one to somewhere completely new, it’s often tempting to pack everything you own, ‘just-in-case’. There is nowhere to tell you how often you’ll be going ‘out-out’, how cold it’s going to be in May in Queenstown or how wet your feet will get when you do the Tongariro Crossing. Does Winterless north really mean winterless? How many flip-flops should you bring? It can be a confusing time, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of things you definitely can’t leave at home without – so while you still might bring 12 pairs of Jandals (flip flops – you’ll need to learn the lingo too!) with you, at least you’ll know you’ve got the important things too.