There is (another) place in New Zealand that has captured my heart.
Piha is one of the loveliest places I’ve ever been. Sure, the views are great, but it’s vibe that drew me in. It has a totally relaxed, comfortable feeling about it.
I will admit, I was in a rather emotional state when I visited Piha. I was travelling with someone who I generally don’t get along with, which always makes for interesting travels, and this was only the beginning of a 4-week journey.
As I gazed upon rose petals covering the beach from a recent wedding, enjoyed seeing children rolling down the black sand dunes, giggling in delight as waves ferociously hit the beach, watched as surfers negotiated the forming waves at the break. With every vision, a curious feeling swept over me.
Piha touched my soul, calming me. It made me appreciate everything around me and allowed me to ignore the rest. I knew then it was a special place. It set me up to continue with the journey that lay before me.
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