With Michael, one of the biggest characters on my trip, still in New Zealand, I thought I would include this guest blog from him (which includes news of a bomb in NZ):
(Tuesday, November 29)
Wellington is pretty nice. By far the best city in New Zealand. Has some really good bars and cafes. But man what an eventful few days since you left. Find out I have job interview with yahoo for a six month contract to work on their client services team, spent some time with the occupy group in Auckland who are camping out against capitalism, and I get the train from Auckland to wellington:
is a really nice journey, amazing scenery, but just outside Hamilton, a girl in her 20's jumped in front of the train and killed herself! Was awful. Delayed for 3 hours while the police investigated and they had to clean all her body parts off the track. Could not get my head around how someone so young could do that, but then when I read about Gary Speed, was shocking sooooo sad.
Partying in Wellington is great fun some really decent bars and restaurants. Though on one of the main streets in wellington I witnessed a man blow up a car in the middle of pedestrianized road!
Nuts!!! One of the girls I know is dating a rugby player who is going to be an All Black one day, he was captain of the under 20 All Black team that won the under 20 world cup, he was actually one of the nicest and funniest people I met out in new Zealand. I stayed with the Irish girl I hooked up with during final weekend she is really awesome. took her to amazing restaurant last night supposed to be best in new Zealand, food was unreal! Had one of best four days in long time, funny how things happen like this. Anyway off to Sydney in few days’ time, if I get this job think I will stay as decent money I hope and also good company to work for and also means can take holidays to the South Pacific as well!!
How things with you back home ok, read your blog - decent journey home it seems. You join the mile high club?? Will let you know how job interview goes.
(Blog by Michael)