The year was 2021. New Zealand still isolated from the rest of the world. Borders closed for most of the year - thus the entire Kiwi backcountry a haven for trampers. Most tracks were empty and huts were available at a short moment's notice. I made the most of the situation and tramped my heart out.
A display of New Zealand's finest tramps on the South Island as experienced by a Dutchman with too much spare time on his hands.
Humblebrag: my 2020 was awesome. Once again I am forever grateful that I got to spend this year in New Zealand...
and these two aftermovies will show you why
A backpacker's life in Aotearoa. In July of 2019 I flew to New Zealand for the first half of my working holiday visa. In november my mother and sister visited and together we travelled for close to four weeks throughout New Zealand. What a year! Here are four montages I made of those few months in New Zealand.
The ultimate road trip.
What do you get when you put two Middle-Earth nerds in one car? An epic 7 week journey through the most beautiful country in the world.
The moving images in this video were filmed with a GoPro Hero 3+ and iPhone 6 and edited together with iMovie.
After finishing secondary school in the Netherlands at the age of 16, I was given the opportunity to spend a year abroad. Ever since watching the Lord of the Rings as a kid with my dad in the cinema in Utrecht, I had always wanted to visit the Land of the Long White Cloud..and this was the perfect opportunity! I spent one year, living with a lovely host family, in the small village of Wanaka, attending the local High School (Mount Aspiring College). Many friends were made and many adventures were had.
Language and Culture Camp - 2009
The start of my exchange year