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?