Ahh the power of hindsight. I’m a few months into my working holiday in New Zealand and, even though I’ve been enjoying it, I won’t pretend it’s been easy.
Looking back, I could’ve been slightly more organised to make things easier for myself. And organisation is kind of my thing, sooo probably should’ve seen this coming.
Anyway, thought I’d share a few things for all you future NZ travellers, so you might have an easier transition than I did. Let me know what you think.
We’ve been in the North Island for most of our trip so far. Since both of us are pansies, we wanted to avoid the South Island for most of the winter because the weather is generally much harsher there.
According to New Zealanders we’ve chatted to, the North Island rarely gets snow, even in winter, but pretty much the entirety of the South Island is covered. Super pretty to see, not so practical for living in or getting about.
And, yeah, if I wanted snow, I can get that at home.
You may not know, because I’ve been incredibly cool about the fact that it’s been MY BIRTHDAY recently. Everyone knows that, with each passing year in your 20s, you have some kind of crazy cocktail of emotions about getting older. I am so weird about my birthday. Like, on the one hand I really hate to be centre of attention. But, on the other hand, I like to celebrate it and feel special and be a little self-indulgent. Just the one day a year, I swear.
B and I are fans of the UK city break, so he decided to surprise me with a night in Chester for my birthday. Chester is one of my favourite cities to visit, and I’m about to explain why. Fair warning, most of this is about stuff I ate that day. What’s new, really?