In short, Wellington rocks, and I am so so SO happy I decided to make it my home.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that not everyone is as big of a nerd as me, and they don’t realize that part of Wellington’s fame comes from the fact that it’s home to WETA, the design studio behind the Lord of the Rings. Source Wellington is nicknamed “Windy Welly” and let me just say, a more accurate epithet never existed.
It's successfully launched thousands of happy and lasting relationships. Now with the Hobbit franchise in full swing, WETA employs tons and tons of people, which means when I go out at night, there is a good chance I’ll meet someone somehow associated with the project. I think you can imagine my reactions when this happens. I’ve been to some windy places over the years, but nothing could have prepared for Wellington.One month into my time in Wellington and I have yet to find and shake hands with the most famous son of New Zealand (apart from Sir Edmund Hillary), the man, the myth, the legend – Peter Jackson. Most days it’s just average level of winds that will mess up your hair and might blow your skirt up.That being said, it takes a lot for me to be at a loss for words.Born an overly verbose person who has trouble shutting up at the best of times, I’ve spent the past few weeks contemplating this big transition abroad and how best to share it with you all in the least wordy way possible.From Wellington to London, it took me approximately 40 hours of travel time and 4 flights. But then I arrived and fell head over heels in love with this city.