When I’m traveling, I like to ask people I meet on the road this question:
“If you could only live in three cities for the rest of your life, where would you choose?
A lot of people would respond with standard and predictable answers like “New York, London, Sydney, Paris, etc”. Nothing is wrong with those answers, because they are ALL fantastic places.
But I’ll never forget when a friend of mine (I met while traveling in South-East Asia) included Wellington for one of his choices. I had never even heard much of the city, but I remember getting really excited to visit it someday.
I spent three days exploring Wellington and the surrounding area, and I really fell in love with the “cultural capital” of New Zealand.
Watching the sunset from Mt. Victoria Summit, taking a day-trip to Wine Country, and a full-day of cafe and bar hopping in the city were a few of my highlights.
I’m 28 years old, which means I have a couple more years to move to New Zealand to complete a Working Holiday Visa — and I would love to get back to Wellington and treat it as my home-base sometime in the near future.