Wenx’ World: Snow Office

29 Aug

When I asked for snow office leave, my supervisors never got back to me in time. So I just left, hopped on a plane, landed in Queenstown. Lovely lovely Queenstown: the freezing cold poking me, the rays of sunlight hugging me, the blue sky grinning at me.

For years, I had heard only great things about this town. Especially the story of Mathias¬†combined with my friend’s dreamy eyes when he told me about the area’s running tracks had made me want to come here for a long time. And now I was finally here!

We stayed in Wanaka, a smaller town with a beautiful lake just behind the mountains. It was cold, I wished I liked snow. Everybody else seemed to be crazy about it here. I hate snow. So I spent my days running under the sun, sometimes through snow, over mountains, along rivers, crossing bridges, around the lake, avoiding ice (successfully) and icy mud puddles (not successful). I even managed to work a bit while I was there.

In the evenings, we tried the local brews in the small pub at the corner, where locals and tourists seemed to gather just like us: sun-kissed and tired after a day in the outdoors. Then we would refrain, grab a wine and finish the day in the spa.

I guess, it was the best time I could have in a snow town. But, Wanaka, my love, I will come back in summer!

See you there – Wenx

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