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Living in Queenstown

This is the Queenstown Life!


Hey guys and girls,

First a big apology for not updating this blog sooner. The winter in Queenstown has been busy busy busy! I'l try and update you all now :)

So first off I ended up getting a job at a Pizza Bar in town called Winnies. Makes the most amazing pizza ever (honestly, its true) but Im waitressing which isn't really what I want to do with my life but heyho, Its a job! Got to meet some pretty cool people there aswell. Ive been there ever since and at the moment its pretty quiet so not really getting alot of hours but that okay, because I ended up getting promoted at the Hostel where I am living. So instead of cleaning toilets everyday I get to be on reception. I'm so lucky to of landed this job because it means I get to try out all the activities around here FOR FREE! All part of job ;) Working on reception means I have to stay living in the hostel for at least another 6 months (5 now... Im counting it down!) As much as I like the job, and the people I live with are lovelies, I miss having my own space and it can get a bit much having 6 people in the same room. No privacy whatsoever. That is maybe the only downside, because there is always company here :) Which is good because being on the otherside of the world can get hard and can get lonely. I didnt realise how difficult it would be being away from you all, but do not fear, I've got some pretty special people looking after me :)

Most of my time I'm trying to make money so I can go see this beautiful country. I have had 2 days off in the last 2 months (no joke!) but it means I have been able to save, save, save so I'll actually have some interesting things to tell u :)

I have to admit, its not all been work! I've had some amazing adventures whilst being here. One of the best days of my life was when me and a couple of girls from work went to Cadrona Ski Resort for a day of snow fun! Now, I haven't skiied in over 10 years, so I was pretty nervous. One of the girls, Bridget, its practically a professional skiier and the other two Jenny and Chloe are the cool snowboarders! Chloe was doing all sorts of tricks and jumping off stuff. That was pretty awesome. Anyhow, they looked after me and to my suprise I wasn't half bad! It was a gorgeous clear day, the views were unreal and I even survived tumbling down a Black Run (blame Bridget!) Amazing day, one I will not forget :)

I also got to go to Milford and Doughtful Sound in Fiordland. Beautiful places, mountains coming out of the sea. Got to Kayak in Doubtful Sound which was so remote and beautiful and stayed overnight on Doubtful Sound. The weather was pretty miserable but it made the waterfalls even more impressive. And we all know how I love waterfalls :)

Im starting to get into all the activities in Queenstown. I did the Canyon Swing which was so scray but so much fun! I can wait to do it again :) I did some paragliding the other day and nearly threw up midair... nearly! Thats was awesome, the views, the fact I was flying! Ah brilliant times! Im going to be doing some whitewater frafting soon, some rock climbing maybe a skydive! haha I'l keep you posted.

I know this is short but sweet but Im supposed to be working :) best get back to it!

Love to you all :) xxxx

Posted by sophie.lee 23:01 Archived in New Zealand

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