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16 Argentinian people living there, it was awesome!

Hi Everyone.

My name is Joaquin and I am from Argentina, we decide with my friends (tomas, agustin, and eduardo) to visit New Zealand to learn more about your culture and of course to stay here for the Rugby Word Cup.

We departed from Buenos Aires( Argentina) in november 2010, and now we still here.After we arrived we take the bus in the airport that its a bit expensive, I think its better to take a taxi if you are more than 2, once we arrive to Auckland City we were very lost but people here its very nice so they help us to find some accomodation and jobs too.
The first week we stay in acb base hostel ( In my oppinion the best backpacker, big, clean, organized, nice people, partys, internet, all that you need you have it there)
After one week in auckland we left to Napier , we rent a very bug house, we were 16 argentinian people living there,it was awesome, and we start our first work,we worked like 1 or 2 months in orchards, and then we get a job in a factory ( Watties), there we meet lot of kiwi and mahori people, really funny and nice persons,The job in the factory was not so good, because you have to be dressed with an overall, 2 pairs of gloves, ears protectors (you couldnt hear ANYTHING!), boots... We looked like Teletubies!. Also we were grading 8 hours a day wich is not a sane job to do for a long time. The good part of the job was that we worked 40 hours a week and the pay was good, and as we were out at 2pm, we could go to Waipatiki beach everyday to swim and have some fun, but a few weeks after we start the job finished so we moved Christchurch but this time we rent just rooms in a family house and it was really nice to be there with that family, unfrtunately we cant find any job in Christchurch so we decided to move again, but this time to Auckland(big city with heaps of bars and a good possibility to stat working asap in any place).
After long time we had luck and we find an Au pair job in Auckland taking care of 3 little girls , they are very funny and nice girls, actually we still doing that, and trying to find any other work because the rugby word cup its comeing soon so Auckland its going to be a Big Party every place you go.
Its the first time that we are without work for more than 2 weeks, luckyly, we made the paperworks to recover our taxes, so we have some backup.
Through working in different places you experience the real New Zealand and get to know the towns and locals, and discover the places that arenít in the guidebooks. At work you meet literally hundreds of like-minded travellers and are able to build life-long friendships and go on mad adventures with them. I have had countless unforgettable experiences here and have been able through working so often to also do all of the bigger tourist activities

I would love to tell you more, but it is impossible to type all my thoughts out in one day.
And what about the future? Well New Zealand is amazing country with lovely people so I can see myself living here. So who know how many people that came to New Zealand as a tourists stayed here for ever.

I love Nz
celphone number : 02102962760

Submitted by: Joaquin Monge
Date submitted: 26/07/2011 2:02:10 AM

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