Category Archives: New Zealand

Dreadlocked, One-Armed, Crying, Bleeding Glacier Hiker

While studying abroad in New Zealand, I fell down a flight of stairs and broke my right wrist.  When I had broken my arm as a kid, I’d had my mom to cook for me and wash my hair.  Now, at age 20, I felt startlingly alone.  I studied for a final that I would have to take orally, set aside my guitar learning, asked my roommate to cook meals for me, and tried not to feel too sorry for myself.

A week after my accident, my long distance boyfriend flew from America to visit me for a month.  I had a two week break between semesters and we were planning on taking a road trip around the south island.

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