Tuesday, February 23, 2010
We have been planning for this trip for so long that we can hardly believe that we are really leaving!
The true decision point came at the end of January 2010 when we purchased our tickets to NZ. It is an after school reward for both of us, as we have recently completed our BA degrees. (Jak's in Communication, and Joe's in Business Management.) So...on the 28th of Feb, we will leaving on a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles. We will arrive in LA on the 2nd of March and fly out of LAX that evening. Then we have a 13 hour layover in Australia, after which we fly to Christchurch NZ. We will be arriving in Christchurch on the 5th of March.
We plan to return on August 3rd, so we will be gone 5 months.
Our travel plans are very fluid and we will be working as we can, but also having plenty of advertures and learning about other cultures.
People wonder why we chose NZ, so here are a few reasons:
1.) Really, it's just a name in a hat. It just as easily could have been any other country.
2.) Cool accents. :)
3. ) We want to work, not just see sights.
4.) NZ is a friendly country to tourists, and won't likely arrest us or kick us out.
5.) It's summer there!!!!
So in a very few days we will be escaping the cold Minnesota winter and flying to the beautiful sunny country of New Zealand. We will be updating this blog as time and energies permit, so please keep checking back to keep track of where we are currently. :)