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Spring Break: Part 2

We spent three nights in Queenstown during the middle of our trip. I think this was the most fun stop for me. The first night we did a pub crawl. It was a great deal, we got pizza, five free drinks and entry into the local ice bar for only $25. Getting into the ice bar alone usually costs $30. We ran into some of the people that we hiked the glacier with was a nice surprise.

The next day I went hiking with Caroline. We hiked up to the top of the gondola which is right outside of town. We were planning on continuing on to summit a nearby mountain but it started to rain so we figured we would stop at the top of the gondola. After the hike we went back to our hostel and enjoyed some free dinner. The hostel was great by the way. If you are ever in Queenstown I highly recommend Nomads. We even ran into most of the IFSA crew which was really exciting since I didn’t know if I would see the Wellington people again. That night a few of us went out to Cowboy which is a western bar. We were by far the youngest people there but we had a great time signing along to some country songs!

Sunday was our day of adventure. Megan, Lauren and I went bungy jumping at the nevis which is the tallest bungy in New Zealand. I also big the giant swing. Both of them were really fun but the bungy was better. I was shaking before jumping but I did it! After that we picked up Caroline and all went jet boating through a nearby cannon. It was a lot of fun and they got the boat within inches of the canyon walls. That night we went out again and I ended up running into one of my friends from Saint Michael’s. We had been trying to meet up but kept on failing so it was really nice to run into her. I think I saw just about everyone that I know thats in New Zealand while we were in Queenstown. It was the place to be! The next day we woke up bright and early to continue our road trip.

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