Disclaimer: As I sit in bed typing this first sentence, I want to make it clear that I have no idea where I’m going with this post. I just somehow plan to tie into the theme ‘Travel Contrasts’ for this blog link-up.
So a post about Travel Contrasts…hmmm, I guess the obvious idea would be to contrast Spain vs New Zealand – the 2 amazing countries I’ve lived in.
But then it’s kind of silly to compare them, as it’s so obvious that they’re different – I mean, that was the whole point I moved there!
So let’s think of something else…
Don’t worry, I’m not going to launch into a post about ‘culture shock’ coming home… I think it’s kind of dramatic, when people do that. It’s like, ‘you lived in this country the majority of your life… come on…’.
But I guess there have been a few things I’ve noticed about NZ since being back, that are quite different to how I remembered them.
(hey look, I found a link to the blog theme!? It might be a weak one, but I’ll run with it..)
Things about NZ I remembered differently…
1. Kiwi accent
More distinct than I remember.
2. Nights out
Worse than I remember.
NB. Spain ruined me. The nightlife there was SO good that I’m convinced nothing will ever compare.
3. Cafe food
Better than I remember. Seriously NZ cafe culture is awesome.
More choices than I remember (especially when it comes to canned tuna and potato chips), but also more expensive.
Larger than I remember.
Just as bad as I remember.
Not as cold or rainy as I thought! This winter’s actually been pretty swell!
I don’t think i’m contrasting anything anymore, I’m more just sharing my thoughts on this 2015 version of New Zealand… hmmm perhaps this is a good place to stop.
I’ll just pop in some pictures now and think of a snazzy title, so at a glance this post doesn’t look as bizarre as it actually is.