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You may think based on everything Skeeter has blogged so far that New Zealand is nothing but sunshine, rainbows and smiley faces. But there is a darker side of New Zealand, and I'm here to tell you about it. In no particular order I give you the worst of New Zealand:
-90 km/hr winds
-Showering in an outdoor cold shower on a cold and rainy day.
-Showering in an outdoor cold shower on a cold and rainy and windy day and then your towel and clothes blowing away and then chasing said towel and clothes through a crowded campground wearing nothing but a grin
-Wet, moldy, cold vans.
-Obscure traffic laws
-5 speed manual transmissions on the column
-Being laughed at when asking for directions
-Houses without insulation
-Sand in all of your clothes, shoes, hair and ..ugh, crevices
-No switchbacks on trails..seriously?
-Not understanding a single word someone is telling you even when it sounds vaguely like english
-Rain for 6 days in a row
-90% humidity 99% of the time
-Possibly the most confusing sport ever created, Cricket
-Currency that appears to be based on a board game
-The elusive kiwi bird
-Spiders the size of a Skeeter fist
-Deciphering the weather code. ie when you are told theres going to be "a bit of weather" it means it will rain for about a day, "a little bit of rain" means it will rain for 3-4 days, "a good bit of rain" means it will rain for the next week with gale force winds, and if someone is so bold as to tell you "theres a storm coming" you would be a fool not to head for higher ground and prepare for the skies to part and let loose all manner of meteorological devastation.
Miss you all,
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz