- Kiwis are blunt, but nice.
- People in the U.S. should be nicer.
- New Zealand is expensive.
- Tahiti is even more expensive.
- Alcohol is ridiculously expensive in New Zealand, therefore there is no such thing as a “strong drink”.
- Kiwis don’t care as much for LOTR as one would expect. Go figure.
- Every once in a blue moon, you happen upon nice—and more importantly tidy—guys as your hostel roommates. This good luck should always be appreciated.
- Wherever you go, never forget to bring your sunblock. Otherwise it can cost you north of $30 for some lame 4 oz SPF 8 bottle.
- Lying out in the sun for 3 days straight is not as fun unless there is DirecTV and/or Internet readily available.
- Despite being on my best behavior, I always get subjected to “random” searches at airports. Might as well return to being my obnoxious, impatient self. [Not really something I learned, but more of a complaint.]
- I will never take the Super Shuttle to/from LAX again. Ever. [Yet another complaint.]
- Ten days abroad will drain your bank account.
Oh, there goes gravity.
- Steph: Oh my god, there's a child right next to us.
- Meron: You must be joking. I'm going to kill myself.
It is 75 degrees out and I’m wearing a sweater. I’m getting tired of LA’s unpredictable weather.
- Meron: Do you know anything about the outlets?
- Steph: What?
- Meron: The outlets.
- Steph: Where?
- Meron: In New Zealand!
- Steph: You mean shopping?
- Meron: I mean electrical!
Protesters from the carpenters union are back. How fantastic.
The purpose of driving is to get from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time possible. It is NOT a leisurely activity to participate in during rush hour.