Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Best Things About New Zealand

In no particular order...

  • No pennies. All prices are rounded up or down to the nearest tenth of a dollar, so the smallest coin you'll ever have in your pocket is a ten-cent piece. Fact: this is awesome.
  • All-Blacks. New Zealand's national rugby team is made up of broad-chested, sinewy men in tight shirts and short-shorts, which makes watching rugby a thoroughly absorbing experience. I'm just sayin'.
  • Feijoas. They may smell like bathroom deodorizer (or maybe bathroom deodorizer smells like feijoas), but they taste yummy and I like typing f-e-i-j-o-a-s.
  • The Kiwi way of saying that something is "Cruisy". I'm not exactly sure what it means, but I think it's good.
  • Very clean and very abundant public toilets.
  • The fact that, as Canadians, we qualify for free health care in New Zealand in the event of an accident or trauma (the trauma = bad, but the free care = good.)
  • Seeing people walking barefoot in the streets and grocery store. Maybe that's more weird than good.
  • White-chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars (BG's input for the day.)
  • The fact that one can, if desired, buy possum-fur nipple warmers. Or belly button warmers. Or "willy warmers." Any takers?


wompcat said...

although i can't completely relate to the 10 best things about new zealand, your post gave me warm fuzzies and made me really want to come visit! maybe we can take a family trip there. would that be impossible? i know stephen wants to go... :-) hope you're doing great!!! MISS YOU!

JL said...

I've found the white chocolate coated ice cream bars in both Amsterdam and Cairo -- are they called Magnum by Nestle? Tasty!

Are you bringing any nipple-warmers home for stocking stuffers? (Wait, that would be a willy warmer, right?)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what is up for you two at the end of June but I want to wish you a very Happy Canada Day

A proud granddaughter said...

Happy early Canada Day!!!