Arrival time -9:12 am
The 24 hour plane ride was a killer but I was happy to meet other University of Canterbury students along the way. The cab drove us to the "uni" and I was guided to my room (149 Block K). the campus is absolutely beautiful and the weather is amazing. Today it was sunny and about 78 degrees. After dropping off my luggage, I walked outside only to find Dan looking for me! It was so nice to see a familiar face while being so far from home! Dan spent the afternoon playing tour guide and helping Allie, Mel, and I get more acquainted with our immediate surroundings. Dan then came over to my apartment and we reminisced for a while about Geneseo last year. After he left, I met one of my flatmates - Aleesha. She is from the North Island and we are very, very similar. It is her first time in Christchurch also so it will be fun to explore together. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our other three flatmates! Aleesha and I spent the night cooking dinner, sharing life stories, and then getting ready to go out. Later, Mel came over and the three of us traveled out to Sol Square. We had a blast and didn't stop laughing the entire night until we fell asleep. All in all, it was an unbelievable first day.