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Tunnel Beach and the weekend in Dunedin

On Tuesday, I woke up to a phone call, text and fb post from Liz saying "please tell me you don't have class after 1:00." It looked like a beautiful day outside and I got back to her immediately saying that I didn't have class at all that day. She had wanted to go to Tunnel Beach and asked me to join since we hadn't seen each other all weekend. Around 3:00, although it had started to lightly rain, we trekked to Tunnel Beach. It was a half hour bus ride and a twenty minute walk but it was well worth the trip. Tunnel Beach is not your typical beach. There are huge rocks along the cost and even when you climb down the bottom to the tunnel. We climbed each rock and took tons of pictures. It was absolutely beautiful and watching the waves crash against the rocks was amazing. Liz and I were joined by two of her flatmates and we all took turns climbing through the tunnels and helping each other along the rocks. After about an hour of exploring (it wasn't a huge beach by any means), we walked back to the bus stop. We waited for about twenty five minutes before catching the bus back to the Otagon. On our walk back from the Octagon, we explored some of the shops that the city has to offer. All in all it was a fun afternoon.

Friday, Liz and I went back to exploring the town a little bit. We went to the Art Gallery in town and bought postcards and posters for our room. We went in and out of all the little shops and just laughed about everything along the way. That night, Caitlin, Katie, Sutroopa and I watched Stick It before heading to bed early. Saturday morning, a group from my flat + Liz went to the farmers market. It is held every Saturday morning from 8-1230 but since we are usually away, we have yet to make it. This was a fun little trip and it was a really cute market with nice vendors. From there, Liz and I traveled to the train station to have a look around. The train station in Dunedin is the most photographed building in New Zealand! Interesting right? It is very beautiful though! We split after this and did work during the day. That night, Liz came over for a BBQ with my flat and our kiwi host had also invited his football aka soccer team over for the night. We had a great time interacting with the kiwis before going out in Dunedin.

It was a great weekend and now we are trying to plan this coming weekend! Caitlin and I are possibly thinking about heading over to Wanaka for skydiving because it is supposed to be absolutely beautiful which would be perfect! Also, we are starting to plan our Easter break! I've been calling it spring break this entire time until the other day when I said it my kiwi friend said "hahaha spring break - SO AMERICAN" and then I realized it isn't spring here. Well that took long enough!

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