Little bits and pieces
Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
142Trip End Jun 18, 2011
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Having had such a quiet day today and as we are leaving on Friday, we have decided to use this blog entry to have a short review of our time in New Zealand and to tell you all about the little things which we have noticed or learnt about while we have been here. We are probably going to sound really naive in this next bit, but hey ho! These are all the funny little things that have happened to us along the way so far.
-Going around the supermarkets is a real experience here because things are a bit topsy turvy compared to the UK. For example, orange squash is really expensive so everyone buys fruit powder which you use to make your own squash. Dog food is kept in the frides- I have no idea why! However, you can buy a whole saddle of topside beef for a few pounds.
-The fish and chip shops here offer slightly different fish than they do at home. Rather than Cod and Haddock think John Dory, Lemon Sole, Monk Fish, Oysters and Battered Queen Scallops (which cost about 25p each)!
-Being in New Zealand is like being in a big game of Catch-Phrase... just say what you see. The names of rivers, creeks, mountains etc all reflect whatever it looks like
- Morning TV in New Zealand is hilarious. Crap but hilarious! It is full of half hour long adverts for 'Make Up that will change your life' or 'Shampoo that will transform your hair'. But the best ones are the adverts for gym equipment. They are the best thing on TV! They last about 30 mins and show people in tiny clothes getting their arses shaken away by a big vibrating chair or getting a six pack by moving side to side on a weird rowing machine. They are funny because they are so gratuitous and have no problem with showing a close up of some woman's bum jiggling around at the gym.