Of Kiwis and Hobbits

Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
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Trip End May 30, 2013


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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Friday, May 3, 2013

Last stop on this little journey of ours.  Glad it was such a beautiful one!

Here are a few things that stood out to me as 'Kiwiania'
  • best coffee ever!
  • Freedom camping
  • hokey pokey ice cream
  • sandflies
  • one lane bridges
  • 'she'll be right'
  • possum fur
  • pinecones
  • helicopters
  • public toilets
  • 'Bro!'
  • fush & chups
  • deer farms
  • savaloys
  • bee boxes
  • earthquake stories
  • old cars
  • gypsy caravans
  • paua shells
  • extreme sports
  • mailboxes with holes for rolled-up newspapers
  • albatros, weka, robins, kea, shags, fantails, pukekos
  • the missing 't': 14 (four-een), 16 (six-een), 18 (eh-een), 19 nine-een), 20 (twen-y), etc...
  • bluff oysters
  • premixed drinks for sale
  • refrigerated pet food in the grocery store
  • birds with no fear of humans
  • liquor world, super liquor
  • cabbage trees
  • 100km/hr zones on roads you can't drive more than 40km/hr
  • Happy Newspapers reporting on students fighting drunk driving, community events, and people's 110th birthdays
  • centre flush toilets
  • panel beaters
  • insurance companies that care about their clients
  • one finger wave
  • Scottish names for places
  • no nuclear
  • corn cones
  • morning and afternoon tea breaks
  • tramping
  • no suing
  • op shops
  • sheep with tails
  • strawberries and pumpkins ripe in the garden at the same time
  • alcohol ban zones on sidewalks
  • legal stills
  • lighting fires under bathtubs
  • capsicums
  • no smoking
  • horse poo $2 a bag
  • gum boots
  • kumara
  • chamois and thar hunting
  • DOC
  • buildings made of storage containers
  • mugs kept in drawers
  • ozone/uv
  • narrow gravel roads
  • WOF
  • friendly talkative people
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