Yasha’s Story

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Yasha Hetzel’s story of his travels through New Zealand, Southern and Western Australia, and Indonesia, revealing a young man’s thoughts and values finding basis during a foundational travel experience, just as it happened for his father some 25 years before. The story is complemented by a selection of photos taken along the way.