Day 1: New Adventures, New Zealand [06/10/16]

I woke up this morning at 6:30Am completely paranoid; paranoid about visas, packing, money, and anything else remotely travel related. Oh,...

I woke up this morning at 6:30Am completely paranoid; paranoid about visas, packing, money, and anything else remotely travel related. Oh, did I not mention I am heading to New Zealand today?

I’ve spent a good part of two years in Australia, the land down under, but today’s the day when I move on to new adventures. Australia has been absolutely incredible; I’ve met some of the most awesome people, I’ve seen some amazing sights, and I’ve had experiences that will last a lifetime. However, unfortunately, it’s rather quickly come to an end - it’s pretty amazing how quickly two years goes past when you’re having the time of your life.

I could go on forever about Australia (don’t even tempt me), but this journal is going to be focussed on New Zealand. I’m doing a round trip around the North and South Islands in a month and a half, so I felt that warranted daily journalling. Pretty much every day is going to be different, and I’ve always wanted to document something, so why not this?

I mentioned my paranoia before, and this got ten times worse whilst on the plane. I swear, everything, was prohibited from being brought into New Zealand, and although I really had nothing to worry about, I still panicked a little bit….a lot! All is well though, as you probably guessed, and I arrived safely at my hostel.

I’m staying at Frienz Backpackers in Auckland - big hostel, expensive wifi (definitely not purchasing), located in the centre of the city. The girl below me is taking up all of the space for luggage by our bunk bed, and when I asked her to move it she moved it slightly away - she left later and I moved it because I’m sneaky like that!

I’ve only ventured out for McDonalds and the free wifi this evening, but I plan to chill out, read, and get a good nights sleep tonight so I can be well rested to go out exploring the city tomorrow.

PS: So far from first impressions, this place reminds me of England - like from the plane, it looked like English terrain with fields and what not.

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