First Day of Kiwi Life

Trip Start Feb 20, 2013
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Trip End Jul 05, 2013


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Friday, February 22, 2013

I can't believe I finally made it! I keep thinking it's a dream and I'm going to wake up back in Wisconsin, but I'm really here! It's hot and humid here - a lot like Florida weather. I had the house to myself for the day, so I got to explore a little bit after I unpacked. The house is quite large and very nice. There is a pool in the backyard that I got to use in the afternoon. It was a bit chilly, but definitely warmer than anywhere in Wisconsin! I bought my first NZ product, which was a very delicious frozen yogurt from the dairy (convenience store) nearby.
As far as kiwi culture goes, it's not too different here yet. I've noticed a few oddities with the words, such as flip-flops being called jandels and swimsuits are called togs. Apart from driving on the left side of the road and the Kiwi dialect (which sounds similar to the English dialect), there are a lot of similarities here. I can't wait to go explore more of the area and discover all the amazing things about New Zealand!
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