I read a few days ago that applications from Americans for temporary residency in New Zealand are up by 70%. I won’t go into the reasons why I think this is true, but I will share with you some of its appeal.

It is a beautiful country

with lots of opportunity for outdoor activity.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are snow capped mountains 

and glaciers with runoff that turn rivers a stunning blue. Meandering through the mountains, the water reminds me of an abstract painting.

There are sheep farms

and orchards

and friendly people descended from the Mauri tribe native to New Zealand.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are numerous vineyards making, among other blends, outstanding Sauvignon Blanc.

No matter where you might choose to have that glass of wine or just sit back and relax, you can count on having a beautiful view.

Hmmm, now that I think about it, New Zealand might not be a bad place to be.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

31 thoughts on “Taste of New Zealand

  1. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting NZ twice, but it’s been almost 30 years – I’m overdue for another visit. (but not for temporary residence, despite the craziness in the US.)

  2. Beautiful scenery. My in- laws loved their two visits there. I would love to go but that long plane ride gives me pause.
    You look so happy and cute. Glad you had a great trip. Will you be sharing more? I hope so.

  3. Linda, as you know we were there recently. I thought both islands were beautiful. We made sure that we went inland from each port and found that the terrain changed with each port. I really liked the north island but my favorite was the south because of the fiords and especially Milford Sound, which is actually a fiord.

  4. Love this, I’ve always wanted to go.. it’s on my list ! amazing culture, history, would really enjoy the thermals! And skiing ..!Maybe for my old bones! Apart from the brilliant great country to visit.. and beautiful blog 😊

  5. Excellent recipe. Looks delish! I’ve followed you as your page is very inspiring. I hope you do the same, as you may find mine the same, I practice naked cooking like jamie oliver, I’m conducting the half-blood princess project.

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