Sunday, July 8, 2007

Goodbye Wellington

It is with some regret that i pack my bag and leave NZ, a place that i have only begun to really appreciate in my post-teen years. While in some ways my connection with NZ makes the move harder, in other ways it's good to know that this will be a great place to return to at the end of the adventure.

As much as I like the rolling hills and small town feel of Wellington, it's time for a new challenge. Something that will push the boundaries a little, break out of the comfort zone, and change my perspective. Perhaps an experience that will heighten my appreciation of NZ even more upon my return.


The accompanying photo is a view of Wellington, taken from the hills that loom over Tawa (my home town). The photos that will accompany my subsequent posts will represent a Wellingtonians perspective of a much less familiar, and potentially more intriguing world...

15 comments:

Jeannie Oliver said...

I like that photo - for those of you unfamiliar with Wellington, it was a characteristically blustery day, Jase and I nearly got blown off the top of Colonial Knob. Funny name.

Stay safe in Pakistan, Jase. We will all miss you heaps xx Jeans

Simon said...

good luck jase, remember to talk to strangers and maybe get in a little trouble...?

Janelle said...

hey j, sorry i didnt cry as much as the others at the airport, or write you a letter (consider this it) or buy you a gift. it doesn't mean i love you less than everyone else :)

take care, i look forward to some good stories.

Kate said...

Well said Jason! You are off to a good start. I look forward to the rest of your posts, and seeing you when you show up in London looking unkempt! Be careful! Kate

j-dogz mum said...

Hey Jase,

I realised I didn't really say goodbye to you on Friday. So Byeeee. All the best. Try not to p^ss off any locals with big guns, swords, tanks or any other sort of armament.
Be Safe Young Man.
Treena

Mum said...

Hi Jase I loved your good bye message. I guess you are in Beijing now and are surrouded by masses or people. Have fun.
Love Mum

Mum said...

testing testing

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Professor Lindberg said...

Take alot of pictures I may use them in my geography classes here at Missouri State University.

Colleen & Peter said...

Jason, We look forward to reading of your adventures, of which there will certainly be many. Savour each memory, the good and bad as they will continue to 'make the man'. Colleen and Peter

Cousin Steve said...

Hey Jase the ace.
Good to hear your heading over our way bud. Looking forward to sharing a few warm British Bitters with you some time soon.
Safe travels through Asia, it's a lot less windy than Wellington - well actually most cities in the world are!!
Europe is great by the way, we're all loving it here in Blighty.

See ya soon J

Steve K

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rach and griff said...

Jase
Good luck fella. make the most of every opportunity, give it heaps, No repeats, no regrets.