A new challenge for this week: culture!
I have travelled in a few different countries by now, but they are what I’d call safe destinations. The culture was basically similar to mine, however, when I travelled to NZ, I came accross the Maori culture, which were the original people before it the first settlers came upon it.
The origins of the Maories can’t be found -you’ll find a LOT of theories around it- but they are nowadays a very respected part of NZ – unlike the aborigenals in Australia. A maorie woman tried to teach us some words one day, but the only thing I could manage was Kia Ora… I am fascinated by their tattoes, some of them have their faces completly covered with ink, including women. Here are just a few photos from when we visited one of the historic villages in Rotorua.