I heard that NZ is a very big island with a lot of people, and it’s true. When i walk on Queen street, it’s amazing for me because in my country i can see the same people every day and it’s boring! I chose New Zealand because it’s close to Tahiti and many Tahitians have been here and told me that is a very nice place for everything you want to do or try. I hope to go around Auckland to see some other things and to practise activities that i have never tried like visiting an amusement or bungy jumping for example. I didn’t plan to surf in New Zealand but i met a French surfer who works in the Quicksilver shop in Queen street and maybe I’ll go with him one day because i know that there are some very nice surf places, and i have to try it.

by Heremoana Couturaud, a student at Languages International