Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Goodbye New Zealand . . .

Sitting in the Christchurch airport we thought we’d put together a list of some of our favorite things about New Zealand. Here they are in no particular order:

Laid back attitude toward life (or so it seems from the Kiwis we met)

Roundabouts in place of traffic lights (we didn’t stop at a single light for a weeklong stretch of driving)

Absence of freeways (we passed through towns instead of passing around them)

Dramatic diversity of landscapes in such a small space

New Zealand-speak: for example, brekkie (breakfast), trundler (shopping cart), cheers! (said on just about any occasion), sweet! (see “cheers”)

Maori haka, language, and art

Fern trees

Ubiquitous dual-flush toilets (so eco-friendly!)

Footwear not required (more to Philip’s liking than Andy’s)

And last but not least, any combination of the four food groups can be eaten in the form of a pie.

~Andy and Philip

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had an ideal time! xoxo