Articles By: BnBanks
When I got off the plane in Palmerston North, New Zealand I knew I was experiencing the greatest level of exhaustion ever known to man. Somehow my body managed to ache feverishly and go numb at the same time, a feat that still baffles me. After trekking to my residence, I slept for what felt like days. Then when I finally awoke, anxious enthusiasm rattled me inside and out and a mantra started to build in my head: I must make friends with the locals
While on my flight to New Zealand, I created a to-do list that stretched from my hometown of Decatur, Georgia all the way to Palmy, my newly acquired residence for five months. I was determined to experience adventure, and foolishly assumed that I was prepared.