So today marks the day that i left home exactly one month ago. It has been an amazing month, one filled with ups and downs, but i wouldn't change anything.
So lets see where did i leave off in my last post... ah yes. beside my little health update, i left you when i got to Queenstown, well now we are in for a story.
We got to Queenstown after our little road trip on i think it was the 26th January and after a few nights staying in a couple different hostels, we got to the one we would ultimately be in for a while Aspen Lodge. Now aside from the fact that i would kill to have my own room with my nice big double bed again, i have taken to aspen lodge quite nicely, the staff are amazingly friendly, the place itself is always clean and tidy and most of the travellers (aside from one rather smelly individual) are all very nice. So i have been residing in QT for about 3 weeks now and i can only tell you what an amazing place it is. By day, a nice little town in the valley of amazing mountains and by night, party capital of New Zealand.
This last picture brings me onto the subject of my BROTHER! :) (he is the one in the white shirt).
My brother, Glen, left to go travelling about 3 years ago and although he has been home a couple times in those years, i hadn't seen him in over a year i think it was, so it was really cool to be able to see him and have a few drinks with him when i got to QT. Last Wednesday we went our for the night and had a few drinks, well me and Scott had a few drinks, i think glen must have drank the entire contents of every bar we went to, he was paralytic, could barely stand, and it was the funniest thing i had ever witnessed. There was alot of staggering, alot of falling over, attempts to sleep in bushes and some throwing of food. Lets just say the next day he wasn't feeling particularly good.
We have met a few awesome people whilst being here in QT and had some good nights with them.
So leaving QT aside for the moment. I think now is a good point to tell you about how this trip has affected me. So i can tell you now, i know that i don't want to go back to England for a very long time, not until after i have seen the world, well i might do a stop over back home if I'm heading that way ;) Now alot of people will be thinking 'dont you miss you family and friends and all the luxuries back home?' and the answer is yes, i miss all that a hell of alot, and i think for some people when they go travelling it can affect them really bad and cause them to go home, which is fine for them if that's what they feel they need to do. For me, even though the thought is always there, and i don't really think it will ever go away, that ' i could be doing this and that at home' and that would be awesome but i just know that when i got home and after seeing everyone again, i would be like what the hell have i done, things would be boring again, and so i don't think i will be able to go home for good until i feel i have accomplished something on this Journey, otherwise it would be a huge wast of time/money and i definitely don't want it to be that.
I get moments when i get really homesick and i can think of nothing else but abandoning ship, and these are the really low times, but then i think of all the amazing times i have had and all of the amazing things i have seen and that just completely outweighs the negatives. I am happy to be here, this country is beautiful and it makes you realise how grey and dull England really can be.
Right enough with the emotions lets get on to something really exciting.
THE TWO MAIN THINGS I WANT TO DO IN QT: