Blog of the month - May 2009
My Name is Kelly, and Im from Toronto, Canada.
Although Ive been in New Zealand for five months, Im currently in Nelson, on the South Island. I'm only here for 3 weeks, working in a hostel in exchange for accomodation. Im planning to leave for Christchurch in the next week or two. I will be in New Zealand until either November 2009,or Feb 2010, depending on the work situation.
Have you ever lived abroad before?
Ive travelled a little bit though, having also visited Jamaica, the US, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia.
How would you describe New Zealand?
Do you miss anything from your homeland?
Your blog: when did you start it? For what reasons?
Did you make new friends with your blog?
Any 'memories of an expat' you would like to share with other bloggers? Your best souvenir? Or maybe your worst experience?
I think my worst experience so far has been over the last month. Almost completely broke, I was faced with the choice to either go home to Canada, or to leave Wellington (a city Id just moved to, and adored) because I couldnt find work and what money I did have was being sunk into rent in a house I detested. I swallowed my pride and came to Nelson to work as a housekeeper in a hostel. Still broke, at least being here as allowed me a chance to pause and try and sort out my next steps.
My best souvenir would be the friendships that Ive made since coming here. Ive met some really stellar people, and know that when I leave NZ, the friendships will come back to Canada with me.
I think my best experiences are yet to come! =)
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