Week 11: New Zealand

This week we’re going to make our final stop on our tour of Oceania and the Pacific by visiting New Zealand. New Zealand is a magnificent land in the South Pacific that, at least from a distance, seems too good to be true. An extraordinary landscape, a rich, multifaceted culture, a stable, well-functioning infrastructure, friendly, welcoming people…. There are problems in New Zealand to be sure, and we’ll acknowledge some of them below, but if we’re traveling all that way, eager to find so much fun, don’t we have a right to at least try to be oblivious? We’re thousands of miles away from home and not looking for trouble….


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