Sorry about that. Why don't you try to keep a blog on your daily life? Sure it's kind of fun at first, but then you repeat the same routine over and over again and it becomes boring.
Last week, however, the routine was interrupted with a visit from my brother Nick. He was on spring break from his senior year of high school and flew down for 12 days. I showed him some of the best New Zealand has to offer (the South Island), including Milford Sound, the Otago Penninsula and Fergburger.
I've begun researching China so that I can have some sort of loose plan for once I get there. I'm trying to learn some Mandarin, which will help me immensely, even though not everyone in China speaks it. I'm going to go send for a new passport today so that I can apply for a Chinese visa at the local embassy.
I'll try to do a better job of keeping you entertained. I promise.