Tuesday, January 29, 2013
In the Mind of Mike
interesting facts About New Zealand I've been in the country for a week now and I've noticed some interesting things about New Zealand. Here they are in no particular order -They love rotaries! They make it seem as though Cape Cod hates rotaries and that's saying something. -There are 5 million people but 9x as many sheep. -The public transportation around Auckland is actually pretty good but the buses usually only have a couple people on them. -They have a lot less brands to pick from in the grocery store. -Everyone is really friendly -They have weird words for lots of things such as: -flying fox=zip line - togs= bathing suit - jandals= flip flops -biscuit= cookie -jumper= sweatshirt/jacket -sweet as= cool. You can add as onto pretty much anything. Such as cold as or easy as. It's almost like how Massachusetts used wicked. -Fast food menus are different here. KFC is the most different. Instead of wedges they have regular fries and instead of biscuits they have rolls. -Oreos taste different. I'm not happy about this one. -They don't have refrigerated cookie dough. This is the biggest issue I have encountered so far. -They charge you for bags at some stores. I really like that idea. -All the toilets have two flush options. A full flush and a half flush. -They don't have central heating. This causes you to be able to see your breath sometimes when you wake up. Thats all for now but I'm sure I'll post some more at some point. I should have a post up about orientation before next week.