Thursday, January 04, 2018

NEW ZEALAND: THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN MANY PLACES!

Thanks to the miracle that is internet news, I now know of two New Zealanders about whom I really have no interest whatsoever.

Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller walked around with sparkling bare breasts at a festival. Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (Lorde) will not go to Israel. Glittery tits and a singing twit.

Previously what I knew about New Zealand could be counted on the fingers of one hand.


The Piano.
Maoris.
Hobbits.
Haka.
Horrendous tobacco laws.
A flightless parrot, the Kakapo.
Pavlova.

That last named item is a meringue-like construction with whipped cream and fruit on top, very popular in both Australia and New Zealand, where cuisine has steadily been improving since the nineteen eighties.

After consumption of which, you might want a good smoke.


Fifty grammes of pipe tobacco will cost you around one hundred dollars or more in United States currency. One decent cigar is near forty. The choices are extremely limited, and you cannot smoke anywhere.

That dessert costs far less than either.
Safely under twenty bucks.
Even under ten.


The average price of a cocktail in Auckland, per good report, is slightly over ten dollars U.S. A meal at an inexpensive Asian restaurant might be around five or six dollars. I've heard that good dim sum can be found there too.
Australians rejoice! Vegemite is widely available in most towns.

However, it does not sound like a great place to visit.
I do not think I will visit any time soon.
The Piano came out in 1993.
I saw it once.



They have penicillin.




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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You forgot Lamb Cake Slices!

The back of the hill said...

I never heard of it till your comment. The descriptions that various others give of it are bizarre.

I have reservations, severe reservations, about ever trying it.
I doubt that I will be so lucky.
If that is the right word.


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