New Zealand is beautiful, so when you have two weeks of school you go visit some of the beautiful places around you.
We packed up the car on Wednesday and Wednesday afternoon we drove up to Awakiri and we stayed there the whole time. Just the drive there was so pretty - mountains, waterfalls, rivers, palm trees, and all of those combined in one beautiful place.
DAY 1 - we woke up and drove an hour to Tauranga. We went to see my hostsisters brother and sister-in-law and their children. Because me and my hostsister and 15-16 we of course forced everyone else to go the mall, and with the mall comes about 1 1/2 hours spent in Kmart. (At this point I had never stepped a food into a Kmart) After $63 I have concluded to never go into a Kmart again. After the mall we decided to go home to my hostsisters brothers house and pick up the boys after they left the mall after about 30 min. My hostsisters decided to hand me her niece who is about a year old and if you know me, i'm not that comfortable around kids (except my cousin, Elinor who's 9 so..) so i freaked out and started to cry, not the 1 year old baby but the 16 year old, my hostsister thought it was hilarious so she took a photo. we ended up taking her nephew, Isaak, back to Awakiri and he stayed for the night.
DAY 2 - we woke up early (not by choice) and drove to Rotorua. Here's the thing, Rotorua is a town that pretty much consist of Geothermal activity - that means that there are geysers and bubbling mud pools, hot thermal springs and the buried village (Te Wairoa) all of this means that the whole city smells like rotten eggs or really bad farts. So when we drove into Rotorua, the car smelled like rotten eggs (you get use to the smell though)
First order of business - Rotorua Skyline. Rotorua Skyline consist of gondolas, a Luge and if you want, you can take your mountain bike to the top and ride it back down. Me and Caley (my hostsister) decided to do the "Zoom Ziplining" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CzaKKy_ZBU) and we had soooo much fun and I would do it again if I could. Going 83 KM/H down a Zipline is great Te Puia, was the next stop of the day. To be honest I think it was a mixture of a Maori culture and a Geothermal valley. We went to see a Maori show and it was great, and you can really feel he culture. After that we just wandered around to see all of the Geysers. At this point we were tired and drove home.
DAY 3 - HOME DAY, we woke up and packed up the car and slowly drove home, we made a lot of pitstops on the way home. It was a really nice trip and ill never forget it. I have made so many new memories with my host family that the happiness will last me a lifetime.
Thank's for reading and see ya!