The Kiwi’s here showed us how to hang out NZ style. We woke up having no idea what we would see or do. We would frequently drop everything to go surfing, skate or do something new. There was no ego about it, anyone could do anything and everyone threw in to it. Each moment made me feel more and more alive. Couchsurfing was definitely the best way to travel this country.
En route from Nelson to Christchurch.
Nelson > Christchurch
- Chris McCandless
I was always looking out, looking at others, observing how they were relating to what I was doing or what I was saying. For the first time, it seemed my life was totally honest. I wasn’t wearing certain clothing as I was expected to do in the business world. I had no make up. My nose has peeled a dozen times by now. There was no pretense— no ego fighting for attention. In the group there was no gossip or anyone trying to out maneuver someone else.
Without a mirror to frighten me back into reality, I could experience feeling beautiful. Obviously I wasn’t, but made me feel included, and unique and wonderful. I was learning how it felt to be in a state of unconditional acceptance."
- Marlo Morgan
- Gentlemen’s Wisdom
- Henry Rollins