Monday, February 11, 2013

Seems like a good time to spend a year in

A little place called Pakistan.
I hear it is beautiful this time of year and super safe.

But seriously, next on tap is: New Zealand (Pakistan does look beautiful though. Possible 2014 candidate).
Was planning on going home for the summer, seeing my friends and family, eating delicious street meet, working, trying to save money then going somewhere in the fall. Then one day I thought about going to New Zealand, finding a job in Queenstown and snowboarding as much as possible. It took about a day to change my mind. 
Was thinking about NZ before I came to Thailand and might as well keep the good times going while I'm away from home. My first thought was to only spend the winter there but the more I thought about it and read about it, I might as well stay for as long as the government will let me. People have great things to say about the place and should be a good way to spend a year. I looked into flights, they are under $500 from Singapore and getting to Singapore is pretty inexpensive. Will go towards the end of April, beginning of May. Once the winter is over I will head North and see what the world has in store. Not too worried about finding a career type job while I'm there, just want to support myself, discover a new place and meet cool people.
I figured if I was going to go home and get a random job and try and save money, I'd rather do that in a completely new country and do something new. On my initial to do list will be to get a job, find a place to live and snowboard as much as I can. There is a crazy amount of activities going on all the time like kayaking, mountain biking, zorbing, wineries, touring Middle Earth, Maori culture, rugby games, sky diving, bungee jumping, glacier climbing and other fun things. Trying to keep my expectations in check and maximize the rest of my time in Thailand. If you ever wanted to visit/work in NZ, now would be a good excuse to book a flight. I will continue to write mediocre things for you to pass the time that are hopefully non-injury related. Again, thanks for staying in touch, if you have any NZ advice, send me a message.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the 

things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off 

the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade 

winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain 

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