Soooooo, most of you already know that my plans to live an work in New Zealand did not really workout. This makes me a bit sad, but also a bit happy because my holidays are not over yet. I’ll fly to Singapore next week and will stay there for a week, and meet with friends. After that I will stay for a month on Bali where I’ll take it very slow and chill a bit and do not much.
It’s been a while since my last blob post, but this was mainly because there was so much happening. During the Holidays I was watching a lot of 36c3 streams and moved to Wellington on the 2nd. My idea was to be there in time for the arthack, but it does not happen so early after the new year. I thought I might get some responses and interviews because of my job applications, and it would be best to stay in Wellington for be available.
I’ve been living in Elthem, Taranaki for the last weeks at my friends, Morwenna. I drove a bit around there and visited friends and made some photos. I’ve also been a few times on the Beach (yey). I also applied for some jobs in Wellington, and just had an interview here. It is about a music synthesizer made by Nigel Stanford. The Interview was very good, although I think they will not take me because they might have somebody in who is a better fit and does not come with my visa problems.
I’m in Wellington for a week now, and I’ve finished everything I wanted to do here. I’ve also been to a visual art group, which was super fun. I made a bit of music there and some people showed me their VJing tools they’ve programmed. On Saturday I rented a car for 2 month, and left to Taranaki on Sunday to visit friends I met 2 years ago. The next days I’m exploring the area and will go some surfing.
After 2 days of traveling in plains I’m finally in New Zealand. I arrived Saturday and slept went instantly to bed. I more or less slept till Monday, where I explored the city. The city and the nature is very beautiful but it is not summer yet. Very windy but not cold, also raining a lot. This week I will buy a car to explore the rest of this country.
I’m right back from the Abel Tasman National Park. I was 2 nights and 3 days in there. If you come to New Zealand, this Park is worth a walk, it is very easy to explore and incredible beautiful. Tomorrow I will go to Christchurch for a night, and continue to Auckland for a night. After that I will say “See you again New Zealand” and fly to Singapore. Here are some Photos to get a small impression on the National Park.