Volcanic Adventures

A few months before I came here I was looking into Auckland and read that it was built on top of a volcanic field that has about 50 volcanoes. Obviously when I read this I was concerned at first. My only idea of volcanoes was them erupting with boiling lava and destroying everything around them….

Silo Park

Yesterday was a very full day. It had been raining the past two days so I wasn’t able to do as much as I had wanted to but I’ve made friends in my residence so I’ve been hanging with them. I had my international orientation from 9 to 4. It was a long day of…

WSA

I have now officially moved into my residence, Wellesley Student Apartments (WSA). On Friday I got a sim card and a New Zealand number (which I’m probably never going to remember because it’s so long). And I got a bus pass and rode the bus back (because it’s far and all up hill). I also…

Auckland Arrival

After about 24 hours of travel (and almost a year of preparation) I am finally here! It is currently 25 degrees and sunny outside, quite the step up from the freezing snowy temperatures I just escaped. I flew from Toronto to Houston, a measly 3 and a half hour flight compared to the 14 hour…