It’s only been seven days since the boys set foot and bike in Morocco but it feels like months of touring. So many miles have been covered; over mountain passes, across deserts and through canyons. Morocco continues to amaze us.
Posts from the ‘First Impressions’ Category
We survived our first week in London-town and despite being jobless, germ invested messes we’re having a good time. We’ve been on the underground, the overground and on a big red bus. We’ve eaten pizza, pasta, pies and pasties and drunk copious cups of tea. We’ve been to the local common, the local pub and the local curry house. Read more
Whilst we were overseas many people remarked to us about New Zealand’s beauty and how lucky we were to be able to call it our home. Most of the time we shrugged this off, not really appreciating what it means to live in a country that has so much space and so fewer people. After a year living in South Korea the shoe is now on the other foot and we can’t stop gushing about New Zealand and constantly pointing out all of the things that are so dramatically different to SoKo.
A simple trip around the local supermarket is enough to get me started… blue cheese, brown bread, olives, salami, Speights; I missed you! It’s nice to amble along with your trolley and enjoy the relative anonymity, no staring , elbowing or promo girls pestering you makes for quite the relaxing supermarket adventure. I won’t lie, asking for things in English is awesome. Being given an answer in English is equally awesome especially since it comes with an accent I’d forgotten we even had and usually includes ‘sweet’ or ‘fo sure’ tagged on the end.
Something about the familiar just makes things so much easier. Granted it’s not as fast paced and flashy as the bright lights of Seoul but somethings are new and it’s still pretty comfortable. Like an old couch you’ve just had recovered. It’s hard to explain all the sights and sounds so here’s a collection of words that sum up our first week back in NZ.
Speights. BrownBread. Cheese. Driving. Green. SweetAs. SourCream. RedBull. Spacious. Grass. Pets. Beautiful. Ocean. Family. Produce. BBQs. Malls. RubbishBins. Dollars. Diversity. FlipFlops. NoRice. Salad. Trees. Avocado. Sunshine. BlueCheese. Lamb. MeatPies. ClearSky. Burritos. Expensive. Salmon. Beaches.