The 17-27th of April I went on an amazing NZET tour down to the South Island with lots of other exchange students, mainly AFS'ers. I will try to recap what we did during those 11 days in a few blog posts!! I can tell you it was the best thing I have done in New Zealand so far. Friends and memories for life! ❤
Map of South Island / The group in front of the Kawarau Bridge
DAY 1 - Christchurch
Arrived at Christchurch Airport at 3 pm and met up with the other AFS students I knew from earlier. Was so nice to see them again after a long time! We had lots of things to catch up about. At 4:30 ish, the NZET tour leaders came and met us up and we waited for the last people to arrive. Then we headed straight to our accommondation. We got split into rooms with mixtures of people from different exchange organisations as well, after that we had dinner. After dinner we did some activities to get to know each other and then we had a free night which we spend talking and hanging out in the hot pool.
With Eve (Finland) / A cathedral that's under construction / Some furniture covered in fake grass / Julia, Eveliina and I in front of Lake Tekapo
DAY 2 - Christchurch to Tekapo
This morning we took a city tour in Christchurch to see the devastation from the earthquakes that occured for a couple of years ago, and how the city is still recovering today from the damages that were made. Christchurch is a very artsy city as well so there were lots of cool street art and decorations in town. After the sightseeing in Christchurch, we headed to Lake Tekapo where we were going to stay the night. We also found out that we were going to stay overnight on a boat in Doubtful Sound the night after (I will write about that in another post)!!