We finally made it to NZ around 2AM on Monday morning. After sleeping late we decided to relax for the rest of the day. We did get a cell phone and have a local number here in NZ (see below) - feel free to give us a call. Here is quick tutorial on how to convert the time:
PHONE NUMBER: 011(64)210369788
PST is 15hrs (CST is 17hrs) and a day behind NZ. For Example:
CST=9pm Sunday or noon Monday
PST=7pm Sunday or 10am Monday
NZ =4pm Monday or 7am Tuesday
We will also be spending the next couple of days looking for a car and scheduling some of the amazing treks here in NZ. Hopefully on our next post we will be able to show you a photo of our car. It's pretty amazing that cars are available to either rent or buy for so cheap down here. We can rent a car for around $20NZ (about $9.80US!!) or we can buy a car for about $1000 - $2500NZ ($490-$1224US!!) and then sell it for roughly the same price in 3 mos. to another traveller. Even better when you find a very desparate person who is just willing get rid of the car since they need the money to leave the country. This is a very easy and great way to get a good price on transport. It's much better than taking one of the buses filled with 22 year old UK & German kids on their year off.