PAIHIA, NEW ZEALAND
19.12.2012 - 04.01.2013
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I arrived back in Paihia on the 19th of December. Exactly a month after I had left. I was so eager to get back that I left directly from work. When I got back I went to the hostel to see Rach because I was staying at her place for a couple of nights. After I got settled I headed to the bar to surprise my friend Steve – he wasn't expecting my to be back til Friday.
Friday was a big day. My friend Marie arrived back in Paihia from Germany. She was only staying for a couple of weeks. I also moved from Rach's place to Steves.
The weather over Christmas was pretty bad. Insanely rainy and windy due to some cyclone or another attacking Fiji or Samoa or somewhere. But I was just happy it wasn't freezing cold and snowing.
Christmas eve was spent out drinking at the Salty. The bar closed at 12 and Marie, Steve and I hung out at his place afterwards.
Christmas morning I went to the hostel in the morning for a pancake breakfast, made by Phil. Then I headed back to Steve's for a nap and then a day of Christmas movies followed by Christmas dinner – chicken, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, etc. Afterwards we watched another movie then went to bed.
In the week between Christmas and New Years I spent a lot of time at the beach and the bar hanging out with Marie.
New Years Eve was spent at the Salty of course. The bar was open until 3 so we just partied our butts off. It was awesome.