Hills Galore

Wellington is absolutely beautiful, I am in love with it. I was definitely the most nervous about my flatmates, but I love them all! There are two other girls and one guy (poor him), and we all seem to be getting along quite nicely. I’ve been doing a bunch of exploring of the city and it’s perfect. Everything is close enough to walk, and it’s gorgeous at the same time. I get the best of both worlds with the mountains and water plus the skyscrapers. The hills are definitely killer, but we all keep talking about how good it is for our bodies (it’s the only thing to get us through). Everybody is so nice, I’m loving every second of it. The one downfall would have to be the prices. I spent $30 on shampoo and conditioner which was definitely depressing, but hopefully I won’t need to buy anymore throughout my stay here. Food isn’t that bad, I just keep reminding myself that $10 is really only about $7.50 in the states. It’s definitely going to take some getting used to.

My room is kind of dull, so I’m working on getting some things to spice it up a bit and make it more welcoming. I was originally really upset that I wasn’t located in the houses because they seemed so nice online, but being here I’m pumped to be living in Waiteata (the apartments) because I not only get unlimited wifi, but an amazing view and I’m pretty close to everything! My flat has also been the meeting spot for everyone, so people are frequently coming over just to hang out, meaning I barely need to leave to see my friends (which is amazing for my laziness). I really want to get a beanbag chair for people to sit in, but it’s about $50 for that, way too much for only being here short term.

Things are going great, I couldn’t be happier. I registered for classes today and hung out with my flatmates at night, I honestly can’t be more excited for how much we’re getting along. I hope things continue to be this amazing, but then again I’m never going to want to leave if they do! I could seriously stay here forever, regardless of the extreme hills.. I’d get used to them.

3 thoughts on “Hills Galore

  1. I wonder which hills are more killer… SF or Wellington!? haha! My advice about conversion rates: DON’T DO IT! When I was in England I had to stop myself from converting all the time because it was killing my morale (it was almost 2 pounds to 1 dollar when I was there :/). Save money on food by eating breakfast at home and packing a lunch during the week for between classes. You could also coordinate cooking with your flatmates for dinners a couple of times per week and limiting the money you spend at restaurants. Spend your money on experiences (like Hobbiton, Zorbing, Hiking Trips, etc.) I promise you won’t regret it!


    • Ah okay! I’ll have to stop doing it.. they’re killer! I’ve been so busy I haven’t even had time to get many groceries, but that is what I’m doing today! 🙂 I’m looking into spending my break doing a bunch of exciting experiences on the South Island!


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