Jan i am very partial to NZ, i have travelled to many many places and so many have wonderful landscapes, monuments and sights, yet the people are not welcoming. I think the only place i know that gives NZ a run for its money on both counts is Brazil. and they are both on my favourite places in the world. You know what i am talking about, the Kiwis love having a laugh, they are warm and caring and commonsensical.... very similar to aussies in that respect, (maybe a little bit nicer than aussies LOLOL) . I honestly think NZ is a little bit of heaven tucked away .... and only few people ever get to experience it
And you are welcome Jan. im being honest about your country, not buttering anyone's toast.
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