Aussie Day 6-8

ProDive Cairns picked us up around 6:30 am to head towards our boat. We met so many amazing people from all over the world! It took us about 2 hours to get to our first dive spot called Milln, Petaj. We had the most perfect days on the reef. It was sunny and the water was about 27 degrees celsius with clear 15-20 meters underwater visibility. It was crystal clear… Our first dive in was a bit nerve wrecking but it helped to have my group of friends with me. Our maximum depth was only 10.3 meters and our dive…

Aussie Day 3-5

The morning of our flight to Cairns turned out to be stressful yet amusing..at least for me. It started out with Adam accidentally locking Sofia out of her apartment in the morning and then us ending up at the domestic airport instead of the international airport. We made it with only thirty minutes left to check in! 😀 Note to Jetstar: you should tell your passengers they need to go to the international airport when their flight is a domestic one. Cairns was a lot more humid then I expected. Heat and humidity are really good for your skin so…

Aussie Adventures Day 2

Thank god we got to sleep in a bit because we had another long day. Plus, the heat really takes it out of you. We visited the Glebe Market after grabbing some breakie at Badde Manors and doughnuts at Doughnut Time. We didn’t spend too much time at the market since I knew if I spent another second I’d be spending way more money then I needed to. I did, however, buy a macro photography lens set for my Iphone. The lens clip onto the camera and makes it so easy to take pictures wherever you go. Great investment. After…

Aussie Adventures Day 1

The morning Adam and I flew into Sydney was such a hectic morning. I spent the night before saying my goodbyes since it was my last night in Wellington with everyone. I grabbed dinner at Wagamama with Alice, said goodbyes to some others, and then headed to the Welch Dragon with Jessi and Casey to say goodbye to Ross, our favorite bartender. I headed back to my flat knowing I only had about three hours of sleep before I having to head to the airport. Getting up early wasn’t a big deal since I was so excited to see my…

Thank you New Zealand

So much has happened the last three weeks. From spending a weekend with Sofia in Sydney to getting scuba certified at the Great Barrier Reef. Normally, I like to write my posts in order so that whoever reads my blog has a clear path of where I’ve been. But as I wait to board my flight to Australia, I can’t help but reminisce about my past five months in New Zealand. I first arrived in Australia on November 4th (I get to go to Australia twice) to go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef. I traveled with Adam, but…

Day 15: A night at the airport

This sunrise was definitely the most beautiful one we saw on the trip. Thank god Adam woke me up for it because the sky was lit a rich reddish orange color. Absolutely gorgeous. The morning was spent eating everything we had left and cleaning the van from top to bottom before heading to Christchurch. I would’ve loved to spend more time in Christchurch. They hosted a food truck and craft fair in the middle of the city to take people’s minds off the reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake. After we dropped of Jucy, we settled in in the airport for…

Day 14: Abel Tasmen Part 4 of 4

We got picked up at Wharawharangi campsite at 11 am by a water taxi. They took us to Totaranui where we were to wait for a larger water taxi at 2:45 pm. We had a bunch of time to relax on the beach and soak up the sun. It also felt really good to do some beach yoga to ease my aching muscles. Side story: We decided to play Farkle and Jessi got a straight twice for 10,000 points each!! If you guys don’t know Farkle, just know that this is literally pretty much impossible to get once, let alone…