I finally was able to purchase a ticket for my trip. My plane leaves Sunday the 18th at 3:29 pm and arrives in Palmerston North New Zealand at 11:00 am on Tuesday the 20th. Total flight time is about 24 hours. To figure out what time it is in New Zealand, just look at the weather located on the right side of this blog. (This only shows up after your click title of the post if you received this as an email) Or, you can just subtract 6 hours (5 if in Central Time Zone) and then add a day. New Zealand is 18 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
I think I created this video back in August. It’s been so long, I can’t even remember. But, I can finally show it to you now! I’m very excited. The video lists a few names at the end, which are those who helped make the video. If you wish to contact me in an email instead of in a comment to this blog, you can send me an email here: katherinejustine (at) hotmail.com.
It’s almost unreal, that I’m finally leaving. I kept setting dates in my mind for when I’d be gone, so it almost feels strange to actually leave! One aspect of expecting to leave for so long and then repeatedly having to wait longer, is that I feel that culture shock will possibly be a bit less. I might be completely wrong and receive a wake up call when the shock sets in. But, I feel as if I’ve been learning about and thinking about what it will be like for so long, that the novelty has worn off in a sense. We will see.
Hoorah hoorah! I’m finally off! I am thankful to God for His timing, as there are probably reasons for the delay.
If you would like to see a video of what it’s like to fly over New Zealand, I’ve linked to one here. You can also click the Awesome Box on the right (if you are reading this in an email, just click the title of this post to find the Awesome Box)