well, i have landed in another country. i have slept off most of my jet lag. i have walked at least 10 miles in just over 3 days. and i have had only one beer because it is so expensive here!
but i’m in Auckland, New Zealand!
it is pretty amazing. and by ‘pretty’ i mean incredibly. while, i am still in what some are calling The Honeymoon Stage of my journey, i am pleasantly surprised at how comfortable i’ve felt. i’ll admit, i’ve skyped with my dad quite a few times and have a local phone number which is allowing me to text with other iPhone users back home so it’s not like i’ve quit my MN life cold turkey or anything. but i have made it almost 3 days without doing anything too stupid in a foreign country and have even made a few friends! bravo, jess. bravo!
so, what have I been doing? well, mostly walking since that’s free 🙂 I spent several hours down by the wharf wandering around, breathing in the ocean air and fantasizing about my next meal.
i have walked up some very steep hills and back down the other sides. i visited an absolutely INCREDIBLE museum and have taken a decent crop of photos.