Chasing the sun and the stories – the best selection

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13. February 2016 by swissfitchick

Two months away and all I wanted to do were my favourite things: Beaching, Training, Writing, Reading and Photographing. And that’s what I did with a giant side of great people.

I can still feel it on my skin.

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Manyana Beach, South Coast, January 2016

Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

Trip

Graffittiwall, Bondi Beach, Sydney, January 2016 

The beach is my happy place, no doubt about that. In fact, I envision this life almost mundane, being happy with a giant beach, waves (which I don’t touch), my camera, my laptop, a few friends and a place where I can throw around some weights and hang around at a bar. That one and the other one too.

CrossFit HPU, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2016

CrossFit HPU, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2016

Self made Wine Bar, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Self made Wine Bar, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

In a perfect world, wine would fulfill all my nutritional needs. Alright fine, some cheese too. Cause protein, Bro.

For some odd reason, about every second person I met on my trip decided to talk to me. I do not mind this phenomenon at all, cause I love being chatty with the world. It becomes a little awkward or even threatening when a latin beauty with blonde dyed hair starts to talk to me >naked< in the Sauna. Apart from having the talent to be a stand up comedian, she had dark nipples. Like really. They stood out like wine corks (it’s obvious, wine is on my mind) and I couldn’t stop staring at them almost constantly. I don’t think she caught me in the act – she literally talked a mile in a minute until she finished the story about korean moving guys who spread their sweat over her floor in her new house.

It was a rather interesting event, nevertheless worth one of the trip stories. I had wine later.

Transport mode in San Diego, California, December 2015: This car

Transport mode in San Diego, California, December 2015: This car

Full time company and Amaerican favorite, San Diego, California, NYE, 2015: Laura

Full time company and American favorite, San Diego, California, NYE, 2015: Laura

Avalon Beach, Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

Avalon Beach, Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

I could make a full disclosure on all the stories that happened in the past two months chasing the sun and running the Indiand for their money by getting a ridiculous dark skin, but in all honesty, some things can’t be voiced and some are just not enough spectacular.

I can tell you though, that on my flight back home, the guy next to me was the opposite of me – pale like Mozzarella and I am sure he was glowing in the dark. Shame I was comatose and couldn’t check him out. I considered the option to take a selfie with him and call us Stracciatella. I am so funny.

1st of January Beach Vibes, Mission Beach, San Diego, California, January 2016

1st of January Beach Vibes, Mission Beach, San Diego, California, January 2016

Mission Beach, San Diego, California, January 2016

Mission Beach, San Diego, California, January 2016

View to Casino, Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

View to Casino, Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

I struggle with the fact that I have to cook my own meals again. I was a spoiled brat for solid eight weeks – either I had Bee making breakfast for me every morning or I went to one of the gazillion healthy organic whateverthefuckFREE cute restaurants in Bondi or NZ and let my greedy stomach feed eggs with a side of all the good stuff. Primal sounds escaping my lips included.

Today, I was even too lazy to cook my chicken and bought wild salmon instead. I may go on a raw diet in the middle of bloody cold winter.

Mission Beach, San Diego, California, January 2016

Mission Beach, San Diego, California, January 2016

My healthy Food Guru, Bee and I #bumbumping  #twerkitbaby

My healthy Food Guru, Bee and I #bumbumping
#twerkitbaby

Friday Summernight vibes, Sydney harbour, January 2016

Friday Summernight vibes, Sydney harbour, January 2016

Friday Summernight at Opera Bar, Sydney, January 2016

Friday Summernight at Opera Bar, Sydney, January 2016

I was so not ready to come home, that my day of return consisted of hating everything and everyone. I swear, I turned into a Swiss racist (I can say that, I am 100% Swiss, or at least that’s what I have been told. Measured by my behavior, I am far from being Swiss though). I didn’t hate the chocolate I ate, but other than that I was forever grateful that thoughts are free. If any of those were to be heard, I would have been put in jail. I was also ready to announce to the parents around that I’d give a double espresso and a puppy to unattended children. Don’t get me wrong – I love kids. But still.

Photowalk on Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

Photowalk on Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

Elysian Rock, Blue Mountains, Sydney, January 2016

Elysian Rock, Blue Mountains, Sydney, January 2016

Bronte Pool, Bronte Beach, Sydney, January 2016

Bronte Pool, Bronte Beach, Sydney, January 2016

Icebergs Pool, Bondi Beach, Sydney, January 2016

Icebergs Pool, Bondi Beach, Sydney, January 2016

Bee and I drank all the white wine and some more on Waiheke Island on the night of her birthday. We also had almost no food and a party with every waiter or restaurant manager on the way. We also got tiny birthday desserts for free and champagne added to all the wine and some more on Waiheke Island.

We did not have a hangover the next day and the people around us were still our friends, which enlightened us that we didn’t behave too inappropriate. Wait. Maybe we actually DID do inappropriate things and that’s why they all of a sudden were our friends? Ignore me. Who am I? Anyway, it was a night to remember.

Hydrating after a wine night, Beach House on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Desperate rehydrating after a wine night, Beach House on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Morning Hangover Training, Oneora Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February, 2016

Morning Hangover Training, Oneora Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February, 2016

Morning Hangover Training, Oneora Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February, 2016

Morning Hangover Training, Oneora Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February, 2016

Chill Out Zone, Beach House on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Chill Out Zone, Beach House on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Travel luggage weight became a lot more important to me than my own bodyweight. In fact, I haven’t weighed myself in months. That’s not true, I think we had to be weighed at the Zipline event and I was surprised that I was far below the 70kg mark. but I digress, so, luggage weight. I desperately got rid of stuff I didn’t really need (Yes, all the other things I need. REALLY.) and forced Bee to take cosmetics and supplements back to Sydney, so I felt better by not wasting them.

Can I just say, that I found myself screeching over the fact that Emirates allows 30fuckingkilos for free. I goose-stepped to the shops with flying hair. Thoughts in my blonde covered head: ‘More weight = more stuff! Shop!’

I love this airline. I love the 30 kilo allowance, I love their uniform with the fancy hat and veil, I love that they are decadent like that to always fly the A380, even for an ass short flight from Dubai to Zurich. I love that they put adorable little starlights on the ceiling of this giant bird called plane and I even like the food a little bit. I am traumatized from my time at Swissair, so that should mean something.

I want to go back on their plane. I want to live there. I wouldn’t even mind to give birth in there. K, maybe not the last one, but you know.

Opera House Stairs, Sydney, January 2016

Opera House Stairs, Sydney, January 2016

Christmas Day Night, Palm Springs, CA, December 2015

Christmas Day Night, Palm Springs, CA, December 2015

Sunset at Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

Sunset at Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

Blonde She-Wolf Pack, Bondi Beach, January 2016

Blonde She-Wolf Pack, Bondi Beach, January 2016

I am confused by Asians. That’s a massive generalisation, so I break it down to the tourists who pigeoned around me in ALL the places. I just do not understand the majority of these guys and I do not only mean the language.

On the other hand, I am in awe by New Zealand CrossFit Coaches. One word: GIANT. And I do not mean the thing that YOU are thinking of now. For once, there is no sexual innuendo here. I know. Again, who am I? Anyways. They are bears. Strong bears with adorable smiles. Bee and I were smitten.

7am class, CrossFit HPU, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2016

7am class, CrossFit HPU, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2016

Flying Home, somewhere over the mountains, February 2016

Flying Home, somewhere over the mountains, February 2016

Rise and Shine at Beach House Waiheke Island, January 2016

Rise and Shine at Beach House Waiheke Island, January 2016

Goodbye to Bondi Beach, Sydney, January 2016

Goodbye to Bondi Beach, Sydney, January 2016

Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

Evening Sunrays, Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

Evening Sunrays, Catalina Island, CA, January 2016

Bikini Hikes, Rotoroa Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Bikini Hikes, Rotoroa Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Lady Bay, Rotoroa Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Lady Bay, Rotoroa Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Ok, that’s it for today Peeps. Laters.

xxx,

Luce

14 thoughts on “Chasing the sun and the stories – the best selection

  1. I think I could look at your pictures for days. I want to get lost in that beach swing with the comfy pillow, surrounded by flowers. I also want to get lost in your homemade wine bar, complete with my beloved olives.

    I’m so glad you did this trip and amazed by your ability to draw people to you. You need to do something which showcases that talent of yours.

    • Thanks my Love. There was a second beach swing so I would totally join you in that one. The homemade wine bar happened almost every night. It’s a must with all the delicious New Zealand wine.

      Yeah – you are right. Now I will just have to find out how.

  2. cottercrunch says:

    i wish i could have been in NZ with you! what a beautiful post friend. YOu strengthen and encourage us daily. p.s wine definitely will fulfill daily nutrients. just sayin.

  3. I am ridiculously jealous. I have also added flying Emirates to my bucket list. And more wine. I need to have AUS and NZ wines in their native place. It’s research.

    Also, I must comment on the nipples. I’m not sure what to say, but I felt the need to acknowledge that story.

  4. I love your pics – they make me want to actually head over to NZ at some point. Up until now I wasn’t really that fussed!
    I went to the beach in Saturday and it was bliss being in the water… Until a massive wave took me out again, gah I don’t think I will ever get used to that! Ha!
    And Emirates are airline gold – and we only went economy! When my parents came over they went business class… It sounded like actually heaven!

    • You should definitely visit New Zealand, it is beyond! So beautiful and so many gorgeous islands and beaches.
      Oh, and don’t talk about the waves. They freak me out.
      Business class Emirates – that must be Paradise!

  5. Australia & New Zealand are top on my list of places to visit but for now? I’ll happily visit them vicariously through you- loved reading this post and you’ve only spurred my desire even more!! Love Emirates too- so luxurious compared to other airlines. Although having flown on Emirates quite frequently in the past few years, I’ll admit that it’s spoiled me. Other flights (sorry Swissair included ;)) just didn’t measure up! The only one that has come close is Lufthansa- great airline!

  6. I wouldn’t even really say that I’m much of a beach person, but looking at your pictures is really making me crave some time in the sun. Or maybe that’s just my desire to get a tan so I don’t glow in the dark anymore 😛 I love that you’re so passionate about life and I totally think that’s what draws people to you. I’m totally with Meg ^^ You need to figure out a way to showcase that!

    • Hahaa, I just love the image of someone glowing in the dark 🙂 🙂
      Yeah, it probably is a skill I could use to work with. Let’s see what idas come up in my unemployed time of now!

  7. Tara says:

    I only fly Emirates when I go back to Australia. I’m a total snob but I’m glad you understand why! And considering I have my whole life in one bag, I desperately need that 30kg allowance!

  8. […] just because I am not married and because I travel all by myself. I`ve also gotten my fair share of sermons from Uber drivers or waiters whose faces turned white in shock when I revealed the secret of my age and marital […]

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