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Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Zealand

So, after 2 days in Australia resting and getting used to the western world ( and western world prices) :(  I left for  New Zealand. After the usual bull crap at the airport I made it thru and landed safely in Auckland where my friend picked me up. She has been a great hostess. The first night we went out and I got to go to my first real rugby game! It was pretty exciting for me.

It is alot colder here in NZ than it was in Australia and definitely much colder than Asia so I am having to get used to that. I have some more friends I will meet up with here in NZ and I am gonna join a hop on hop off bus tour soon which will take me down to the south island and all over the north island so that should be fun!

For the first time since I left America in Nov. I got to eat Wendy's! You know the hamburger place, it wasn't EXACTLY the same but it was close. It was SO  good to finally have a little taste of home way over here on this side of the world. Not only that, but I also got to meet a famous kiwi TV star. Now I had no idea who he was but he was just out eating alone at a local fast food joint. I guess since there is only 4 million people in all of NZ their stars are just much more accessible. That would never ever happen in America. But I got his autograph just for good measure and he was actually a pretty cool guy.

I haven't done too much else noteworthy just yet but I am enjoying my time here and it should be good. I still find myself comparing things a little too much to the Asian world and I need to get out of that mindset because there is nothing in this part of the world that will be as cheap or as accessible as it was in Thailand.

Well I guess thats it for now. I will update yall more when I move from Auckland. -Ty

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