Where is New Zealand?
Hi everybody, especially to Simon!!! I am glad to meet you...your life seems to be very interesting. I love traveling and, because I like Maya and Egyptians, I really would like to visit Mexico and Egypt.
It should be very hot there in this period! Can you tell me a little bit more about the life there? How is the style life? Is it difficult living there? Can you use your English to work there?
I was reading again all comments you wrote and I was wondering if you all know where kiwi Land is located...uhmmm.
I attach a world map so you can have an idea of the position. I think that Italy is the most far Country from here!!
Before coming here I thought that New Zealand was like a tropical Country, with palm trees, crowded beaches and overall a very warm-hot climate... Instead it is a mild Country, Winters are not rigid and it is rare seeing the thermometer under zero (overall in Auckland). On the other hand Summers are not so hot but you can reach 30 degrees during Christmas time, that is not bad I guess! Anyway, it is always a good idea bringing a sweater for the night, after all we are surrounded by the ocean and we are close to Antarctica.
This reminds me two years ago when I was in Italy and my kiwi friends told me about some icebergs that "left" Antarctica to "visit" the neighbor. They told me that you could go in an helicopter to see them!
Another sign we are so close to the ice is the presence of penguins. I didn't see them personally but many people did in Wellington, the Capital city and throughout the South. I saw sea lions actually!!
A part from Wellington and Auckland, there are other cities quite famous: in the central-north there are Rotorua with its geysers and the smell of sulphur and Taupo with its nice lake.
In the South there are Nelson with beautiful beaches and the best weather of all the country, Christchurch with its strange, in my opinion, architecture (old and modern mixed together) and Queenstown with its ski runs and amazing landscapes. I had the chance to visit them all and I think that my favourite remains Wellington. It is built in an European style, it's small and it seems to have a nice soul. I love its pubs and restaurants, its atmosphere and the shops, the Harbour and its green islands.
I will show you many pictures throughout this blog, I promise!
By the way, all your comment are amazing!!!!! Thank you so much!!!
You are so interested in knowing stuff about New Zealand and I will try to answer. I don't have so much time today because I will work all day but I will try to answer to all of you later on.
Let me start....Felicitas, how many questions!!!!! I have been in New Zealand twice. The first time was about three years ago and I've stayed for one year. This time I came last January, so it is just few months ago.
Yes, New Zealand accent sounds different from the British ones (that you usually learn at school) but after few month you will understand it. For me Maori people are difficult to understand but now I can manage with them!
Dear Jeronimo 14, I like Valencia and I enjoyed so much vela and the race!!! I couldn't decide which team I would support because I was born in Switzerland!
There are 24 hours of flight between the two Countries, so for the entire trip about 35-36 hours I guess....it's a long trip!!!
Cristina, I am so happy you wrote to me! I read your blog and I found it very interesting. The life style here is much better than in Italy at the moment and we both need to improve our English, these are the main reasons of our move.
It's true, Ernesto, I am happy so far!!! When you move to another Country there are so many things to learn and this sounds exciting to me!!
I attended an English conversation course and the teacher was amazing. She helped me a lot but I think that the best way for learning English is practising it every day and being committed help a lot I reckon!!
Dear Luis and Kelly, I am glad you found interesting the Doulos!
Naweed, I didn't understand your question, sorry. Could you please explain it to me so I can answer? Thank you!
I agree with you Marianna. I find that the BBC is an amazing tool to improve English and I am so happy it gave me the chance to write this gorgeous blog!
Hi Davide! Thank you for your comment!! I look forward to catching with you on the phone. By the way, I miss you all guys!!
Good on you Ahwaz!
Pritam, probably life has an end for everybody...ahahah!
Sorry if I didn't answer to everybody....it's time for me to go to work.....
Have a nice day and see you soon!
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