First of all, this is a view I see every day as I drive into town
|Early morning Sunrise, own photo|
This is the view from my gym/university at dusk:
I could go on, there is so much beautiful in New Zealand
Now I think I finally understand why people travel half the world to come here. I certainly wouldn't recommend NZ for its beautifully built cities, historic architecture or great shopping (we seem to have none), but the combination of nature at its best, along with our cities interesting vibes and cultures, makes NZ a unique place.
Along with the landscape, here are some other things I noticed:
|Pic from here|
The first thing I did upon arriving back here was order a flat white, and OMG IT TASTED LIKE NECTAR FROM HEAVEN.
This was similar to my reaction for the first few hours back in kiwi land. What, we sound like...what? Are you joking....?
The tourist sheen has worn off now and my ears are now nicely numbed again to our flattened vowels and high rising terminal (where every sentence becomes a question? you know?). But, I'm still forever grateful with every cuppa Jo, and our view still gives me shivers.
Ka Pai, NZ, you're choice.