Along the travels through Asia many people had mentioned New Zealand as one of their top travel destinations. It boasts amazing varied scenery, from soft sand beaches to rugged mountains, all on two quite compact islands. There’s plenty of fishing, sailing and trekking to be had, and some amazing mountain roads for driving weekends. It seemed the perfect place to try living abroad rather than returning home after travelling. We were nervous, having never visited but the gamble has so far paid off and we are loving the lifestyle here. Only a matter of time before the warmer weather arrives and we can get out on the water!