I haven't written recently because I've been in New Zealand for semester break. It was a very odd time for a break because now that I'm back I only have three weeks of classes left. Which means only three of each class left, how weird!? Somehow I lucked out and don't have any finals during the scheduled finals week. So once classes are over I have two weeks in Australia to do whatever I want. It's so hard to believe this semester is coming to an end. I shouldn't jump the gun too much because I still have a lot due in these next three weeks.
So last Friday my roommate, Amanda, and I left the Sydney airport and flew into Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington is a city on the southern end of the north island. We had no plans or schedule beyond our flight into Wellington and our flight out of Christchurch, which is on the south island. We knew at some point we'd need to take a ferry between the two islands. This was the first time I've ever gone on a trip without a plan or a schedule. In fact, it was the first time I've been out of the country and not taken classes or studied. So it actually felt like a vacation. And what better place to have a week vacation?