International Driving Permit or International Driving License? What are they, do I need one, and why the hell is this so confusing? Read more
Episode #4 – Reflection Time
Where ever you live, at home or abroad, there will always be things you like and dislike about a place. What it comes down to is whether the good out weights the bad or visa versa. I’d like to share five questions that I ask myself to make sense of this whole experience in an attempt to answer the ultimate question: Was it worth it?
Episode #3 – New Zealand’s Dark Side
You came here looking for the dirt on New Zealand and you will definitely find it. Contrary to what you may have heard, New Zealand is NOT a paradise. 1/4 of all Kiwis are abroad at any given time, and that is not because they have utopia-phobia. Here are some of the things that stuck out to me.
Episode #2 – Amazing New Zealand
Hopefully, you read my two cents on things I wish I knew before coming and are ready to know all the great stuff about this country. Let’s not waste any time!
The Landscapes are as Promised
Just like everyone told you, the nature is spectacular everywhere you go. If you are a big outdoorsy person, Mt. Cook, Milford Sound, and 90-mile beach will not disappoint. The landscapes are phenomenal and nearly every biome is represented including stunning sand dunes, crystal clear beaches, glaciers, forests, and even active volcanoes. If you’re a nature buff, you may never want to leave.
Episode #1 – Preparing for the Adventure of a Lifetime
I have been in New Zealand for roughly 10.5 months now (at time of posting, I am flying out today), and while my close friends have heard of my thoughts on the country and experience as a whole, I have purposefully refrained from almost all criticism or overoptimistic praise on this blog. I didn’t want to say something bad only to take it back later and visa versa, so I wanted to finish the whole experience before giving my two cents. This is a fair warning, I am going to be 100% brutally honest and this will not be yet another “WOW! OMG! I love NZ!” post or a hate rant. I am not going to talk about how many sheep are in the country (a lot) or how driving on the left is cool (it’s not that big of a deal really), because quite frankly, those things are stupid, completely unhelpful to know, and done to death. Read more