Met some friends of my host parents today. They had recently gone to New Zealand on a cruise. Sad thing was they stopped in 4 places, 3 of which they couldn’t even pronounce properly. The weather wasn’t good for them and they got sick on their cruise, needless to say they didn’t have a great time. It made me sad. That’s a pretty lame way to see NZ. They said they wish they’d seen some of the sheep on a farm and not just their products. Maybe it’s just a little difficult to see farms from the sea.
I don’t understand this way of travelling. If you want to travel to a country, experience it! Don’t just stay in your comfort zone, you might as well stay in the same country forever. I’d hate for this piss weak excuse of a visit to allow them to cross New Zealand off their list.
If you’re going to travel, do it with some gusto for Christ’s sake.

Saw 5 Newport Mansions today in Rhode Island. Great Gatsby kind of deal. They were all seriously over the top, cool to see though. Today was also the first time, in the 7 months I’ve been here, that I had to use my rain jacket. I’m glad I didn’t pack it for nothing.

Saw 5 Newport Mansions today in Rhode Island. Great Gatsby kind of deal. They were all seriously over the top, cool to see though. Today was also the first time, in the 7 months I’ve been here, that I had to use my rain jacket. I’m glad I didn’t pack it for nothing.