What do you hate about New Zealand
April 13, 2009 11:00 AM Subscribe
Tell me everything awful about New Zealand.
posted by nadawi to Travel & Transportation around New Zealand (66 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and have been talking for a long time (longer than we've been together, actually) about wanting to go far, far away and live someplace near water like on an island. we've been throwing the idea of new zealand back and forth and before i sink too much time into research i thought you guys could tell me every negative about moving there.
about us: he's 33, i'm 27. we're both skilled in computers/tech support. we're both skilled in the service industry (him as a waiter, me as a retail monkey/studio photographer). we're fit, in good health, and willing to do just about anything for a job. we're american citizens and neither of us have traveled abroad. i wouldn't consider us rude/stereotypical americans. we don't eat fast food (much), we don't drive SUVs, we don't have a lot of possessions. we have basically no friends so no one to really leave behind. i'm a vegetarian, but would consider adding fish back to my diet if i could get them not factory farmed and fresh. he's been picked up for a minor traffic offense, but besides that neither of us have ever been in trouble with the law.
so, let us have it - why is this a terrible plan?