10 Things to Learn Before Arriving in New Zealand

1. New Zealand is home to some of the friendliest people in the world
You might have heard rumors of the famous New Zealander hospitality and friendliness but all of the rumors do not compare to actually having to experience how New Zealanders treat their guest. Some of you might think that this is an exaggeration but I guess, you just have to actually go there and experience it for yourself.

2. Driving Left
If you came from a country that drives on the right side of the care, it would probably be a big adjustment to you driving a car using the left side. It might seem like it’s not much of a big deal, and it really doesn’t up until you realize that you have to do a roundabout on a double lane then that would probably be a good time to put call on some of your local friends in case you get into an accident.

3. High Cost of Living
Pretty much everything in New Zealand is imported and thus more expensive in comparison to some countries. That being said, you should probably prepare a back up to your back up money just in case.

4. Salary vs. Expenses
In line to the previous reminder, wages in NZ is not that high if you actually take into consideration the expenses since everything in there would cost approximately more than half of your salary.

Random fact: Rental payments in NZ should be paid per week and not per month.

6. Thy Internet.
Who wants internet when you have all these beautiful scenery around you? Just remember that when you visit NZ accept that you can’t have both a scenic view and a fast internet to share it to your friends.

Wellington, NZ Photo Credit: www.newzealandnz.co.nz
Wellington, NZ Photo Credit: www.newzealandnz.co.nz

7. Foreigners
New Zealand is a country with a very few people living in there so it came to no surprise that foreigners from all around the world flocks in there either for work or to simply travel. It’s good when you are lonely and wanting to have a friend but it could also be bad if you want the full-impact NZ package.

8. Earthquakes.
Earthquakes are prevalent in New Zealand to the point that some citizens actually have apps to know if an earthquake is coming. Yes, earthquake apps exist.

9. Drinks up!
One reminder though when socializing in NZ: try not to drink too much than what you can handle. NZ is strict when it comes to implementing their rules for drinking in bars and clubs.

It is needless to say that New Zealand is also nothing short of perfection when it comes to its beauty. The fact that it basically passed for a place where a hobbit and a hundred year old wizard and a hobbit lives for a setting says how magical this country is and despite some of the drawbacks, visiting NZ is worth it.

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