First Update from New Zealand

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I’m all set up for a semester in the land of bungee jumping and the haka.  It took around 17 hours from Portland, OR to reach Dunedin, New Zealand but worth every second of it.  I’m living in a little flat with 4 international roommates in a complex where everyone has a foreign accent.  We had a week of orientation last week that was really nice to get to know people from all over the place and get settled in.  P7080005
After being here just a week, I got invited last minute to go snowboarding at The Remarkables just outside of Queenstown.  Aptly named “The Adventure Capital of the World” the town is situated in the middle of the Southern Alps with spectacular views of mountain lakes and jagged peaks.  It was just a little taste of what New Zealand has to offer before I start classes.P7100009
Not too shabby a view from the parking lot…
Today, after a week of sharing international drinking customs, we all finally started our papers.  I’m hoping that with not that tough a schedule I’ll be able to post some pictures of everyday living in Dunedin so stay tuned…
-Tyler Grubb


  1. glad you like queestown, this is where i call home!(for the next few months anyway) enjoy it mate

  2. You are making me so jealous. We loved Queenstown, what an incredibly beautiful place. Tons of thrill seeking activities to chose from. Please return home with all your fingers and toes!

  3. Yeah dude! Shred more snowy NZ gnar for us snow-starved folks in Colorado.