Friday, November 05, 2010

My first night in Auckland

Well here in am in Auckland finally! After I slept that night in the airport (it wasn't too bad actually) I went into the city and met my couch surfing host. He showed me the place and went thru the basics etc. Then I went to the bank, opened an account, filed for my tax number you know all that boring stuff you have to do when you move to a new city.

Later that night we ended up going to a couch surfing party which was really fun and I met a ton of new great people already! It was also Guy Fawkes Day here which meant lots of fireworks. But, New Zealand is much colder than Australia and I am hating that! :( other than that everything else has been great so far though. After the party ended it was fairly late, 2am-ish I decided to go to Maccas with a couple of people from the party. When we were in there we saw a man who was clearly homeless.

He was all ragged and looked like he hadn't bathed in a week with a huge beard. But, we felt bad so we invited him over and started chatting him up. To my surprise he was extremely smart! we talked American politics and life and a whole ton of stuff. It was really neat and just goes to show that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

I actually have a job interview with a guy from CS (couch surfing) sometime monday so we will see how it goes. Because I do need a job! I am also looking for a permanent place to stay that is hopefully pretty cheap. I also need to go get  new pair of glasses from the eye doctor and go see a travel doctor about what shots I need for South America I am sure there is still a  few other loose ends but, I am doing fine here so far. I am also trying hard to adjust to this kiwi accent haha. It is TOTALLY different from the Aussie one. Fush and Cheeps anyone? :P Life is pretty good though :)

Take care yall,Tyler

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