May 17 was our last day in Auckland, and in New Zealand. We were able to choose different islands to tour, so my group of friends and I decided to boat out to Rangitoto, the dormant volcano and hike to the top and explore in the lava tubes.

May 17

Walking on a dormant volcano was a dream. I've long been fascinated with rocks and the process it takes to create land and crawling inside lava tubes was unbelievable.

I never expected a place to affect me as deeply as New Zealand has. It has changed my life.

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