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Trip Start Oct 28, 2004
105Trip End Aug 08, 2005
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*1 in 15 white skinned Kiwis get skin cancer each year.
*Gum does not come in stick form.
*Harry Potter's first book is the "philospopher's stone" not "sorceror's stone."
*We met two travelers that slept in their car which was parked in the center of a roundabout (that's like getting tired and pulling up on a median for a night's sleep). They also slept in a 7-11 in Thailand. They pulled diapers from the shelf and slept in the middle of the aisle.
*Diapers are called Nappies.
*The hottest thing is Tomato Sauce Chips (kinda like the ketchup chip sandwhich from St.augustine)
*"The Tree" by Dana Lyons was spotted in two NZ bookstores.
*Exit signs are green.
*There are no pennies. When your total comes to $9.98 they round to $10 and that 2 cents goes to the government.
*You have the choice to use a half tank or a whole tank when flushing a toilet.
*You can't burn or tear paper currency.
*Movie theatres assign your seats when you purchase your ticket.
*Dates are written day/month/year.
*The beginning of an internet domain is pronounced "dub dub dub" instead of "www."
*The letter z is pronounced "zed."
*Mayo looks like conditioner.
*We met a Canadian who's brother was Matthew in Anne of Green Gables.
*"Everyone and their dog was in Lord of the Rings." It's true.
*Facial tatoos are quite popular. Some bars even post the sign "No hats or unsightly tatoos."
*Toilet paper comes in squares, similar to the paper that they wrap your bagel in back in the US.
*Napkins come with your meal between the plate and the food.
*On Dec.10, smoking was banned in all bars and resturants.
*Pistachios are $17.50 per kg.
*At resturants they do not bring food out at the same time. Whenever the plate is ready it will be brought to the table...regardless if everyone elses is ready.
*It is called a Family Name instead of a Last Name.
*Kiwis say "eh" more than Candians.
*The sun sets around 9:30pm.
*Century 21 sells property in NZ.
*There is no Taco Bell.
*Meet pies are EVERYWHERE.
*Shops close by 3pm on Saturday and don't reopen until Monday or Tuesday.