Well... what can I say. Warned by the taxi driver from the airport, I wanst expecting anything pretty but it is pretty.. dire. The room is full of dead things, and the pillows are in a disgusting condition, nothing is clean.. but lets hope its because its the weekend... The Filipina house mother..Nancy seems very friendly, but so did the back stabbing filipinas I met in the phillipines... Anyway I suppose I cant complain at 150 NZD a week and Im only here four weeks so will grin and bear it. It is noisy here though, and the other students seem a very strange bunch... on another plus, I have an internet connection in my room and as they are not full (wonder why) I have a shared room to myself- thank god for that!
So far New Zealand is cold and wet, and by the weather forcast it looks to stay that way. Just gotta get through these 4 weeks....!
All the shops are closed so not sure where I will get food from today. Arrived at 11am New Zealand time after travelling from 5pm Australian time, so missed a nights sleep. But slept form about 2.6 and then 7 to about 10am! Trying to pluck up the courage to walk through the corridors to the communal (and very dirty) showers.
Will go and explore in the rain today. I have a very sore eye this morning- looks like I have an infection- no doubt from the pillow...
Will plan some site seeing for next weekend I think, although this weather makes you want to stay in your bedroom (however freezing cold and manky it is!)