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Hostels and Backpackers....

sunny

Hey everyone!!!

Well, I'm still stuck in this crap town and I'm the only traveller in the hostel because today a basketball group came to stay and they took up all the rest of the rooms. So I'm stuck in the hostel with a bunch of screaming kids ranging from 13 to 15. Great. The parents and coaches are very friendly, though. The kids are just really loud. But I can usually deal with that pretty well. I can just imagine the mess I'll have to clean up tomorrow.

Which brings me to my next topic. Traveling alone and staying in hostels is very hard on you, emotionally. Every time I start to get to know someone really well, they are more than likely leaving the next day. Like last night, for example, I went downstairs to the basement and played pool and cards with my friends Katrina, from Germany and Michael, from Australia. Here's some pics:

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It was good fun. But the next morning they were outta there. While I was cleaning the bathroom I saw them leave. Suckage. Katrina is actually heading up to Christchurch and she'll be there for two weeks so I'll get to see her one more time before she goes back home. But I wish I could've done the road trip with them up to Christchurch and I totally would have if I hadn't made a commitment to clean for Lisa. And I also probably wouldn't have felt too crappy if Oamaru was actually a fun place to be in. But it's not. It sucks. Oh, and another thing that sucks is I had to switch rooms today and the new room I'm in doesn't have a wifi connection. So now I have to pay for it. Again. Oh well, I wasn't expecting everything to be perfect when I got here so it's all good in the end. Just as long as I know that I'll be out of this crap town soon. The thing that makes it not crap is having nights like last night just doing whatever and talking. Getting to know new people and what their travel plans are and what kind of music they like. Michael, by the by, has awesome taste in music.

Oh, I forgot to post these pics from my last night in Queenstown of my dorm mates:

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That's Carly. She's from Australia. She's working as a chef in one of the resort restaurants in Queenstown. She's staying in hostels until she can find a flat to move into. She's super cool and way funny.

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That's Stu from England. He's the one who also likes Ricky Gervais which makes anyone number one in my book. You can't see him that well but Carly and I were trying to bug him while he was sleeping as you can see here:

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He wasn't really sleeping, we're not that mean. But he was tired and to be fair I was about to go to sleep until Carly came back into the room. So she was keeping me up, too.

Ah, for I do miss Queenstown. I know I've said that a billion times but I can't help it!!! I missed it even more today when I asked the hostel manager if there was a Starbucks nearby. Nope. Well what about an internet cafe??? Nope. Wonderful. But I found a cafe that has wifi connection but you have to pay for it. No worries. I did the good deal and got the whole week for 20 bucks. Which is probably less than what I spent on it in Queenstown itself so that's one good thing so far.

Right now I'm drinking a mochaccino. It's actually quite good. One thing they do here in New Zealand is they serve little marshmallows on the side of your coffee. Every place does it. I don't know why. It's not like it's hot chocolate. But whatever. It's cute.

Okay, I guess that is all for now. Talk to you guys laters!!!

Posted by Squarabara 19:49 Archived in New Zealand Tagged living_abroad

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