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We had idea, get visa, sell everything and just go to New Zealand

Hi, my name is EstefanŪa and iím chilean.
My story is really short, Iíve being here only for three month, so I think that the best is jet to came.
Me and my boyfriend planned this trip, not for so long.
We had the idea, we apply to the visa, we sell most things we could, and we just take the plane and came.
We arrived only with a couple hundred dollars, just to sleep and eat for a couple of days.  The first two days, we spent all dayÖ.and I mean all day, in the library trying to find out the next move. We didnít know much about New Zealand, only that there were seasonal jobs in some regions.
I was starting to get a little worried, when, I donít quite remember how, I got into this web site about a small town in northland call Kerikeri. The web site (http://www.aranga.co.nz/ ) about a backpackerís and they offer to found you jobs. Great! So we took our backpacks, and hit the road!
Everything from there went great. The third day we arrive we start working in this packhouse in the night shift. At first, a crazy job for us (a scriptwriter and a cook); pack house, machines, and fruit everywhere!!! But at the end it was wonderful, we met great people, we had this crazy surfer good to drink beer boss, awesome supervisors and finally a great team.
Great place Kerikeri, nice fishing, fantastic places to visit, so many beaches close, and we are in winter! Imagine in summer!!
But, like everything, nightshift came to an end. So we got out of jobs.
We are still in Kerikeri trying to find something. It would be great for us to stay here until August or September. But the reality rules, so if we donít find anything in the next week, we must part.
Anybody knows good place to go now, jobs available, in kitchens maybe?
Just asking!
 
Cheers!
Steph





Submitted by: Steph
Date submitted: 17/07/2011 1:56:54 a.m.


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