Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The best 7 to 8 days of my life. #1

This winter, I spent my break in New Zealand. New Zealand is famous for having beautiful landscapes and the fun activities. I went with my dad side of family which in total was 16 people, 6 adults and 6 children, me and my brother and my parents. It was a very exhausting trip, probably the most of all trips I have went, but I am happy to say that it was the best trip of my life. The best part of the trip for me was probably experiencing the swing. The swing was the highlight of my trip and I am proud to say that it was the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life.

The bungee swing we have went was a place called the Nevis bungee. According to them, this was the biggest swing in the entire world. I was a little worried when I heard that, but I was confident enough to convince myself to try it. I still wanted to challenge myself because this is probably something that I will never forget so I might as well just do it while I'm younger... I thought. Every time someone jumped off, we felt a shiver down to our spine, thats how nervous we both were. Surprisingly, after seeing a few more jumps, I started to somehow thought that it should be easy and fun. But I highly regret thinking that. And after a few more turns of jumps, it was time for me and my cousins' turn. She was shaking, so I had to held her hands and rub her shoulders and do whatever I thought might make her feel better. When we got our safety belts on and we were all set, it was time for us to go. They lifted us up with a wire and we both screamed like we were jumping off a cliff. He asked us to pose for a couple of photos so we did. And at the very last photo, as soon as he flashed the light, he dropped us to the 400m canyon  mountains. I really thought that was the end, and that was the end of my life. The wind was blowing towards me and my whole body just floated into the air. And the worst part was that we didn't even have the energy to scream because we were falling too fast. I felt like I died for a few seconds and came back to life. As soon as I opened my eyes, I realized that we did it. We survived it. The view was wonderful there,  looked away from each other and we stared at the lake below us. We were even too frightened to talk. As soon as we got up to the place, the boys ran up to me and asked “How was it?” nudging me teasingly with their ‘hahah, I bet you are dying inside’ look. 

I hate to admit that it was indeed the scariest thing I have done in my life.
Since this is probably the last trip I am ever going with my whole family, I want to always remember this moment and how crazy experience this was. 


  1. Sounds like a great trip. Do you have any photos? Love that you decided to write and share.

  2. Yes. I took lots of photos! I will be posting them later. Thank you for the feedback!