Alright so I may have jumped the gun when I wrote my last post “Employed”.
I wasn’t totally employed; I was like, 70% employed. I’d been hired on by a recruitment agency but hadn’t actually been given a role. Nowhere to go and do stuff to actually earn money, just the promise of such a thing.
Continue reading ➞ Actually Employed
After exactly one month of being in New Zealand, I have finally found employment.
Continue reading ➞ Employed
Let’s be honest, coming home after a long trip sucks. If you’ve done it, you know.
Continue reading ➞ Coming Home and Why It Sucks
Moving to another country is exciting, and the kind of adventure I think everyone should go on at least once. I love to relocate. However, it can also be stressful and overwhelming; there’s a lot of things to consider before you go! Here’s a list of some things to know before moving to New Zealand that’ll make the transition as smooth as possible.
Continue reading ➞ Moving to New Zealand
Alright so after barely having made my 7am flight from Auckland to Wellington, I made it here in one piece and now have about 5 hours before I can check into my hostel. Grand.
Continue reading ➞ Waitangi Day and Mystery Dorm Mates
As I have previously mentioned, it’s frustratingly difficult to get around here without a car. My fun German companions from yesterday have all checked out of the hostel, which means I’ve also lost my wheels.
Continue reading ➞ Rotorua to Lake Taupo
After arriving in Rotorua in the late afternoon, I didn’t have much time to do any exploring yesterday. I settled into my hostel, The Spa Lodge (which is mad cute, by the way) and went to a local pub, Pig and Whistle, for some live music in the evening with my dorm mates.
Ohhhh, my dorm mates.
Continue reading ➞ Rotorua – Redwood Forest
Guys. I have to tell you about how much I love this cafe. It’s my new home. There’s a “take a book, leave a book” shelf, couches, solid wifi, a decent selection of teas, a giant window I can sit in with my laptop, and a random little vintage pac-man arcade game in the corner. I’m obsessed. This is where I spend every morning.
Continue reading ➞ Rangitoto Island
Wandering around Auckland has been fun, but I’m dying to see some of what New Zealand is most famous for – it’s beautiful wilderness and beaches! I’ve found that getting around is almost impossible without a car, and while I made sure to get my international driving permit before I left Canada…I’m still not sure I’m ready to drive on the other side of the road. I still haven’t even gotten used to walking on the opposite side, much less driving.
Continue reading ➞ Piha Beach
What does one pack to move across the world for a year? How can you possibly cram your whole life into a single backpack? Well firstly, for such a journey, I suggest bringing 2 backpacks.
1 large (check in) and 1 medium (carry on)!
Continue reading ➞ What to Pack for a Move Across the World