So I stayed in Paihia until today. Had the best time ever. Lots of laughs, talks, adventures, tears (both happy and sad), and most importantly beers! Heading back to PEI for my sister's wedding. So sad to be leaving Paihia. It's like the end of an era.
Karen Cook's Travels
- blog entries
Well... What can I say? I love this town! I've found a place to call home, that's for sure. Yes it's small, yes it's boring at times - mainly when the sun refuses to shine, but I love it just the same. So after arriving here in the beginning of the year, I find myself still living here with very little intention of moving on anytime soon. I really just can't bare the thought of leaving here. I'm back to my pattern of cleaning the hostel each morning in exchange ...
Stillllll in Paihia... Loving it. I've been thinking about just staying here for a super long time but I'm told it's pretty dead in the winter, so I'll have to wait and see what it's actually like. It's pretty quiet now and it's the middle of summer. I got a sweet new job as a photographer with Fullers/GreatSights. We do tours out into the bay everyday. Twice a day depending on what boat you're on for the day. So I get to see dolphins everyday, sometimes pengui...
So it's been awhile and although I said I would write a blog for each place, I felt the need to update even though I plan on staying in Paihia for quite awhile. I arrived at my new home, the Saltwater Lodge - www.saltwaterlodge.co.nz/ and was greeted by the friendly face of Margaret - half of the couple who manages the place. Definitely a cool hostel. Great hanging out space and I have met tons of amazing people. Started cleaning rooms in exchange for accom...