While sitting in the Auckland airport we’ve been reflecting on some of the things we’ve learned on our trip. Here are some we came up with:
Cheese can look a lot like butter
Free Wifi is never really free.
Men don’t wear flip flops
Tomato sauce is not ketchup
Sunscreen can be a challenge to apply
There is a fine line between a nice stranger and a creepy poet
You’re never too old for a playground
Kiwis are nocturnal
Cheers has many meanings
Tourists take a lot of pictures
Kevin can be some fun
Because of our weight we require a static takeoff
10 minutes left of a trip is really 40 minutes
It’s nice to get away from technology every once in a while.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
No ozone = good tans (or bad burns)
Adults in other countries get summer vacation
Estimated hike times aren’t accurate when you walk at the speed of an Olympic walker
Everyone knows everyone in New Zealand
Don’t accidently call your waitress a pig
Some things can be lost in translation
Country music is not a genre in New Zealand
A sweatshirt tied around your waist is very convenient and stylish
What makes up a southern man
Never trust Tim and Tom
Pub on Wharf is a beautiful pub
The dead man to the elephant is the best dance move combo
And most importantly, we are all very blessed to have had this opportunity!
After 30 hours of travel we will be looking forward to seeing our friends and family, but we’ll certainly be missing the fantastic New Zealand summer weather!