Can’t believe our adventure finally started! We are on our way to our new home, Beijing, with a beautiful stop over of 16 days in New Zealand. Months of preparation, filling in endless forms for our visa application, cancelling of contracts, packing etc. and now we are on our way!!
And where could we recover and recharge our batteries from all the past stress and prepare for our new adventure better than in amazing New Zealand where everybody makes you feel so welcome and home, where nature is so magnificent and where the only disadvantage seems to be the long distance from anywhere else?
We have met so many great people in the past 2 weeks that it will be hard to say goodbye to this country. It is a little weird however when people ask us “Where do you live?”. Usually we look at each other and struggle to find the right words that will answer the question in a short and clear way. This is probably also the time where people might think “What is wrong with them? Why can’t they answer this simple question?”. Also when we had to fill in our home address when filling in the immigration form before entering New Zealand, we had some difficulties finding the right answer. But what do you fill in if you gave up your apartment in Amsterdam before you went on holiday to New Zealand before moving to Beijing where you had no place to live yet? Is “homeless” an option?
We might be homeless at the moment but it definitely doesn’t feel like that. Because home is where the heart is and at the moment my heart is in NZ, in the Netherlands, in Austria, in Hungary, etc at the same time. And even a little bit in Beijing, even though I have never been there yet.
Can’t wait to move to move there in a couple of days but first we will enjoy every minute in our current home, Devonport, New Zealand.