So here I am in the South Island...I really don't have anything to write about. I'm chilling in Christchurch for a week and then I'm going to take the TransAlpine railway over to a town called Greymouth. From there I will rent a car and drive all around the South Island. There are plenty of things to see, like the glaciers, the fjords, snow, etc. I'm excited to meet up with Summer in exactly one month!
When I packed for this trip I really only brought clothes for tropical, summer weather. Yesterday, Christchurch was HOT. I got some sun even! Today is like a cold spring or fall day, and windy. It feels about 60 degrees. So I wore my little light cotton poncho with my light scarf and was pretty cold. I want to buy a New Zealand possum/wool sweater as a souvenir, so I think I'll do that, but it costs so much money to send stuff home. I mailed a box to my house and it was $50US. But freed up lots of space and weight. So if I buy a sweater I'll most likely have to haul it around with me through sweltering-hot Thailand and SE Asia. These things cause me much stress.
Different things used to stress me out. Real things. Now life is pretty 'cruisy', which is New Zealander for 'easy'. My main concerns now aren't really real. Basically I'm just sick of my clothes. I'm getting lots of sleep, plenty to eat...meeting new people. This is the life. I'm really hoping I can figure out a way to remain unemployed for the rest of my life. If you have any ideas or suggestions, without using the "marry a rich man" cop-out, please post them under comments.