The highlight of my birthday was definitely getting my tattoo. I have always wanted to get one in another country. I think tattoos can be really beautiful in moderation and with a story behind them. I love my tattoos, but they are all in places where you wouldn't even know I had them unless I purposely showed them. I really like the secretiveness of my tattoos as I continue to feel conservative at the same time.
In honor of the year that changed my life and my love of travel.
The following day, I took a bus up to New Plymouth where a friend of my father's lives. Paul and my father met when they were both living in Thailand and bonded over coins and banknotes from around the world. It was a really nice time being shown around by someone that is just a wealth of knowledge about the history in the area. Thanks so much Paul!
Paul and I.
Puke Ariki, another great museum!
"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much". -George Harrison