Ummm… hi there. Remember me? It’s been a while. I’ve been having so much fun in New Zealand, I almost forgot to write about it! That, and it’s mostly just been me going to work and chillin’ with my pals, which doesn’t exactly make for quality writing material.
Since the last time I posted I’ve acquired a boyfriend; life comes atcha fast. He’s super cool and down for adventures so we’ve been visiting different areas around Auckland on the weekends, which has kept me busy. Last night though, we decided we’d change it up a bit and make the 3 hour drive down to Rotorua. Today.
Continue reading ➞ New Zealand: Spontaneous Trips to Rotorua
I have a random Thursday off work! Yesterday was ANZAC day (Remembrance Day) which is a public holiday so it’s like I’m having a little weekend mid-week. Life in NZ is good.
Continue reading ➞ New Zealand: Breweries and Churches
You’d think working an entry level job for City Council would ensure the standard 9-5, no over time, off on public holidays kinda life. Not this one!
Continue reading ➞ New Zealand: Whatipu Caves
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 ➞ New Zealand: Actually Employed
After exactly one month of being in New Zealand, I have finally found employment.
Continue reading ➞ New Zealand: Employed
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 ➞ New Zealand: 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 ➞ New Zealand: 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 ➞ New Zealand: 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 ➞ New Zealand: Rangitoto Island