Priscilia Widjaja - “A Beautiful Exploration”


 Priscilia Widjaja

Priscilia travelled all the way to New Zealand from her home in Indonesia to study Human Nutrition. When she’s not studying you’ll find her taking great photos of the wonderful scenery that surrounds her. 


I went to Wanaka through another road called the Crown Range. It is a road less travelled, not for the faint of heart. However, in the winter, this road leads to well-known ski fields. I decided to go through this road to take advantage of the hills, so I could overlook the entire city from above. And the hard work was paid off because the view was breathtakingly beautiful.




“… the Crown Range.”

Wanaka is the “little sister” of Queenstown, known for its attractive tourist activities, but without the crowd. I loved this city much more than Queenstown for one big reason: everything was not as expensive as in Queenstown.


“Wanaka is the “little sister” of Queenstown …”

I arrived in Wanaka 1 day before the workday so I just went for a quick walk to the town, and opted for a swim in the lake. The water was refreshing, washing my tiredness away. And then I went to some nice bars around town, buying a glass of local beer on happy hours. I felt like I wanted to live there forever.


“The water was refreshing ….”

There is not much to say about the workday. Time to go back to the reality.  And then after being back home, I needed to face an even harsher reality: trying to find a job. I was like a girl waking up from a very beautiful dream to a horrible morning. Oh well, life goes on…