auckland

WHERE AM I NOW? WHAT AM I DOING?

Well, I am currently in Auckland at the moment, I’m not too sure if I explained this in a previous post but I am waiting for my flight to Fiji.
Basically, I thought that I was going to stay in New Zealand for 3 months and find a job, but by the time that I went travelling around, I would only have just under 2 months left. I thought to myself that by the time I find a job (2 weeks minimum), it probably wouldn’t be worth it just for the 3-4 weeks as I’ve probably spent the same amount whilst looking for a job. Does any of this make sense?

Anyway, I decided that I would leave New Zealand asap, as it’s just the sensible thing to do. I have had SUCH AN AMAZING TIME in New Zealand, it has been so incredible here. But I think that it is just the right thing to do, leave here before I end up spending money when I could be spending my money on other activities that I haven’t done like Disneyland and Las Vegas when I get to America.

So, I contacted STA Travel to change my flights via the online form (Surprise surprise, they didn’t respond to me as usual..) so my dad rang them up and asked them. We had a really helpful guy (shock horror!) that tried to get flights ASAP for me, but sadly they were really struggling to get flights from Nadi to Los Angeles. So I was and have been just waiting around until I manage to get flight confirmations, which is sort of defeating the point of the reason why I want to leave. But long behold! I have my flights confirmed and I will be leaving for Fiji in just under a week, so I am excited to move on and spend my money wisely on new things, instead of hanging around and spending on hostels, food and Starbucks.

I am really sad to be ending my travels a lot sooner than expected and I absolutely loved it here, but it’s so expensive to travel and I just can’t afford to carry on like it. Also, the amount of stress and anxiety I have had recently really needs to come down! I have been feeling like my brain is going to explode from so many thoughts, for no reason at all!

So, I’m excited and a little bit sad too. But I have to move on and carry on enjoying myself for the time being!

I will be getting wifi in Fiji at my hotel, hopefully. I’m not too sure if it’s fast, but I will do my very best to try write up some posts before I go, so I can just schedule them or actually quickly post them when I’m in Fiji. I am going to be using the time to really relax and chill out, but I will also be my usual self, saying I’m going to relax but end up trying to be productive at the same time, too!

Don’t lost hope on the blog posts, they will still be coming! And expect quite a lot of Book Reviews too, I have been doing more catching up recently!
I’ll speak to you all soon!
xx

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You’ll have to bare with me..

Like the title says, you’ll have to bare with me for a little bit as like I have said in the past, the wifi in New Zealand is pretty poor in the places that I have been to! So, it doesn’t look like I’ll get much chance to upload posts for a little while. I’m very sad. 😦

I’ll explain.
I was going to stay in New Zealand for another 2 months, to get a job but I have realised that by the time I get a job (2 weeks minimum), there won’t be much point in me working for just 3-4 weeks. I’ll probably end up on the same money that I have now.
So, I am going back up to Auckland tomorrow to be on the safe side, as I have asked STA Travel to change my flights for Fiji & America for ASAP, so I just want to be there that I can leave whenever I need to.
I just hope it’s soon as I really don’t want to keep spending money on hostels and food, whilst I’m waiting around to go somewhere new!

And about the wifi, Auckland doesn’t have much wifi that I can connect to, or is fast enough to blog and upload photos/videos on. The hostel one always crashes (like my Wellington one recently) and just hardly works!

So, I have no exact idea to when I am going to get wifi to do all of these posts for you guys!
If my hotel in Fiji has wifi, great – although I’m using the time to relax. But, I will try – I have heard the wifi is very VERY expensive there. So maybe I’ll wait until I get to America. But don’t worry, in the meantime, I will be writing up the blogposts into Pages anyway and saving my images to go with them and I will post them as soon as I can!

Although I am sad to be finishing my travelling sooner, I just think that it’s the wisest choice for me. I am also sort of looking forward to going home at the same time, to my own room, to have all of my belongings again, see my friends and family, eat monster munch and trifle, play on my xbox, sort out my wardrobe and start all over again and then try to sort myself out, ready for the new year!

Prepare for a lot of drafts to be written today! I don’t want to fall behind!
xx

You'll have to bare with me..

Like the title says, you’ll have to bare with me for a little bit as like I have said in the past, the wifi in New Zealand is pretty poor in the places that I have been to! So, it doesn’t look like I’ll get much chance to upload posts for a little while. I’m very sad. 😦

I’ll explain.
I was going to stay in New Zealand for another 2 months, to get a job but I have realised that by the time I get a job (2 weeks minimum), there won’t be much point in me working for just 3-4 weeks. I’ll probably end up on the same money that I have now.
So, I am going back up to Auckland tomorrow to be on the safe side, as I have asked STA Travel to change my flights for Fiji & America for ASAP, so I just want to be there that I can leave whenever I need to.
I just hope it’s soon as I really don’t want to keep spending money on hostels and food, whilst I’m waiting around to go somewhere new!

And about the wifi, Auckland doesn’t have much wifi that I can connect to, or is fast enough to blog and upload photos/videos on. The hostel one always crashes (like my Wellington one recently) and just hardly works!

So, I have no exact idea to when I am going to get wifi to do all of these posts for you guys!
If my hotel in Fiji has wifi, great – although I’m using the time to relax. But, I will try – I have heard the wifi is very VERY expensive there. So maybe I’ll wait until I get to America. But don’t worry, in the meantime, I will be writing up the blogposts into Pages anyway and saving my images to go with them and I will post them as soon as I can!

Although I am sad to be finishing my travelling sooner, I just think that it’s the wisest choice for me. I am also sort of looking forward to going home at the same time, to my own room, to have all of my belongings again, see my friends and family, eat monster munch and trifle, play on my xbox, sort out my wardrobe and start all over again and then try to sort myself out, ready for the new year!

Prepare for a lot of drafts to be written today! I don’t want to fall behind!
xx

The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame Book Review

I have never read The Wind In The Willows, so I ventured off to this super cute second hand book store called Hard 2 Find Books in Auckland and found this there. It was really cheap and I thought that it would be a great time to start reading it.
It is definitely not what I expected from this childrens book..
There were a lot more emotions and problems flying through the book than I thought would be, so I was a little surprised at the time!

It was still a good story and I think that it could show a lot of lessons to children whilst reading this, but I also feel like the end was very rushed. But who I am to say? 🙂

I still enjoyed this though! Have you read this or seen the film?
xx

The Beginning of NZ: Auckland

I am finally in New Zealand! Wahoo! I flew to Auckland and here’s a quick post on my first few days here.
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There’s not too much in Auckland, but it is a really pretty place and has lots of coffee shops! Also, I found the best stamp ever, in Auckland.. HOW AMAZING!!!
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And yes, it’s much colder than Australia so the fluffy coat is out!11226185_10153031014912362_250400723068088100_n
I saw the Auckland Tower as I walked around the city, too. I thought that I wouldn’t go up there though as I want to save my money for other excursions instead!11402770_10153031014647362_1643017682597087048_n
I did decide to catch up on the films I DEFINITELY wanted to see at the cinema whist I was waiting around in Auckland. I saw Jurassic World which was incredible and then Minions the day after.11666255_10153031090152362_5320681044793846697_n
A quick stroll around the harbour which was quite nice!11667518_10153031014977362_7444574857307536859_n 11692666_10153031014812362_4655753667259094747_n
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hat’s about it for Auckland so far, as I went on a trip to Paihia and Cape Rainga for a few days.
Just a quick update, as I said!
xx