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Trip to Dunedin - University of Otago

Unfortunately, the only bus on Friday to Dunedin was at 8:00 am so we woke up at six and had to lug all of our baggage to the bus stop. We must have looked drained from carrying the luggage so early in the morning because a postman stopped his truck next to us and passed out a red bull. He said he gets them for free and we definitely looked like we needed it more. We laughed this off and continued to our Riccarton Rd stop. The bus ended up coming about 45 minutes late but once we were on it, it felt good to relax. Mike, Kevin, Sam and I all talked for a while before passing out through the five hour drive. Once we arrived to Uni of Otago, Sam, who had attended this uni for two years, lead us to the international office where we filled out our enrollment papers and applications to the university. After, we went to the student information center in the library and we were told about our 'accommodation.' We were all placed in temporary accommodation in City College, about two blocks away from the campus, until our flats were finished. At first, we were told that they would be ready to move into by Monday but, later on, we found out more information. It turns out that we will be moving into a twenty person house and it will not be until at least Thursday of this week. It was somewhat upsetting that after all we have been through, we still don't have a room to call our own. Right now, we are all playing it day by day and living out of our suitcases. Anyway, after that, we went to our room and got as settled in as possible. The boys then went to explore town and I went to hang out with Liz for a while. After returning back to City College, I went in the computer room (because we don't have internet in our rooms - they have a sort of lab) and was exploring facebook and checking emails when I got a text from Liz saying "Omaru for the weekend?" We then proceeded to booking bus tickets and a night at The Red Kettle Hostel in Omarum, NZ. Our bus was at 7:45 so I packed my NorthFace backpack that night before heading to bed. I knew it was going to be a long weekend but I was excited for the change in scenery and mood.

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Bianca you never cease to amaze us. I haven't had a chance to read much of your blog lately but right now I have tears rolling down my face. You have more strength then me and I thought I was strong. Just keep your head up and keep going. Things will work out and your housing will be finalized. Hope your classes work out today. Love you and be safe.

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