Archive for Category: "new zealand"
I spent last night surrounded by a group of strangers at a bar in downtown Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. I was there to meet Russell, a kiwi who is part of New Zealand’s extensive Couchsurfing network. Russell had offered to host me overnight at his place while I was visiting Wellington, and had suggested we meet up at this bar once I arrived on the ferry from the south island.
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.
Hello from the Lookout Lodge, the headquarters for Treble Cone Racing Academy! I am currently in the middle of a 6-week trip in New Zealand for skiing and racing before I head to school again!
Here in New Zealand the drinking age is 18 and as an 18 year old I was very excited to go out with my girls and enjoy the nightlife. The night before my friend Kelsey left to go home, (*tear*) my new friend Ginny, a New Zealand-native, gave us the grand tour