Thursday, 14 April 2011

Week One

I'm quite late in starting this blog, as I arrived in NZ on 4th April!

Anyhow, as you can imagine..travelling to New Zealand on your own is quite a daunting challenge. As I was dropping my bag off in Belfast airport my mum spotted her friend's daughter who lived in NZ for a year and was travelling on the same flight as me to Heathrow! So we got seats together and chatted all about NZ for that was soo reassuring and definitely gave me some encouragement!

All is well!
Upon arriving in Auckland, I felt super nervous. Walking out of arrivals looking for Vincent who was collecting me, walking out of the airport to just feel the heat hit me after a long winter was BLISS!

The next day, my new nz best friend Elle (you can find her on here at Ellary's Place, my beauty guru! showed me about Rotorua, the town which is my base for the next while. It was great getting to spend time with her and getting to know her! <3

So on Wednesday Vincent and I visited Mount Maunganui. If there is one place in the world that is perfect, this has got to be it! Beautiful houses, the pacific ocean, a mount which i climbed!

I did it!
Seeing the sunset behind the mount

I've seen so much beautiful scenery while being here including a place called Hamurana Springs. This is where i jumped into a stream off of a bridge into FREEZING cold water! It was worth it though but soo cold! Especially when the autumn of NZ is beginning rather than the summer.

To round off a great first week..Elle and I went out on Saturday night to a bar called Lavas. It was a good first night out in New Zealand. One out of many more to come!

6foot and 5foot3 <3


  1. How exciting! It looks amazingggg, I have always wanted to go to NZ.

  2. haha yeah, you should just pop on over, :)