Spent the last couple of weeks helping out at the hostel I stayed at in KL. It served a couple of purposes, one of which was to save me some money ready for New Zealand and OMG I'm finally here. After 30 years of dreaming I'm finally in New Zealand and it's everything I ever thought it would be so far. I've only gone from Auckland to Coromandel but the scenery is awesome. I'm currently staying on the peninsula for a few days with views out to the bay, or one of them anyway. Just look at the photos to see what I mean. What more can I say, I don't know the names of the hills or the bays so they are just views but what views and this was just from Auckland to Coromandel!
The original plan was to just do 3 months volunteering to get some experience before I could start applying for jobs in conservation....and it just grew!! I have had to reel myself in a little and am now doing 'The World' in 2 halves, with possibly some other little excursions in between. The first half being Ghana, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. More details later. After looking into volunteering and realising how expensive some of the projects were I decided to go it alone and I'm hoping that my personal experiences will help others to realise t... full info