5 reasons why you definitely should go to New Zealand

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This morning I looked out off the window. It was mostly grey, but on the bright side....it didn't rain. Yeah, just another day in the fall. Falls here in the Netherlands are mostly like that. You are lucky when it doesn't rain and really, really lucky when you see some sunshine. But the weather doesn't get me down, or at least i'm trying, but this make me also realise that I was really lucky in New Zealand.

Even in the winter I got lots of sun. On the westcoast it was raining, buy hey...when doesn't it not rain on the westcoast, right? But it's not only the sun that made me have a fantastic time. It's also the amazing people i've met during my 9 month stay in New Zealand, but what are now the most awesome things about New Zealand:

Relaxed lifestyle: That's not only the best thing in New Zealand, but the best thing when you travel. The only thing is what you think about is what are you going to do today and where are you going to sleep tonight. That's most awesome feeling in the world and that's why I love travelling so much. No worries about money or things that you have to do. Just living your life and enjoy :-)

The charm of the traffic: Ok New Zealand isn't most biggest country and certaintly doesn't have the biggest roads, but that doesn't matter. It makes people more nice, they are taking an effort. It's normal for trucks to stop along the road to pass you by. Everyone actually stops when you want to cross a road. Yeah, I know! Unbelievable, right?

The stunning scenery: I travelled quit a bit in Asia (8 months) and in Australia (4 months) and off course Europe, where I'm from, but there's nothing like the scenery in New Zealand. It's the most amazing scenery I've ever seen. Lakes, Mountains, Forrest and you gotta love all the desserted beaches. Can also be quit anoying, though. You have to stop like every 10 minutes, because of the change of landscape and the amazing view, but it's all worth it.

Pub and cafe culture: New Zealand has just like Australia a big pub and cafe culture. A good barista isn't hard to find. So do you have a business meeting or just meeting a friend. The barrista is bet place to go and on friday everyone heads to the pub. Have one of the most amazing wines of New Zealand or one of the different beers New Zealand has to offer. Always a good way socialize with your colleagues or your best mates! :-D

Toilets everywhere: Oke, so if the last 4 reasons didn't convince you. This one definetly will. You probably know the feeling, you're in the middle of nowhere and have to pee. No worries, even at the most desserted places there's a toilet and always super clean and free of charge. One time I was doing one of the great walks, the Abel Tasman track. I found myself on a totally desserted beach. Just me and the birds. I almost felt like Robinson Crusoe totally on a desserted island. So there was like nothing there, accept a toilet hidden in the bush. What more do you want, right? ;-)

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Jessica de Heij

I'm a dutch blogger who has the travelbug but i'm currently doing a internship in New Zealand. Read all about my adventures in kiwi land.

Website: worldtripping.org/

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    15 countries
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    Patagonia hopefully?? ;-)
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    Antartica
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    It's a dangerous business going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
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0 # Jessica de Heij 2013-01-01 21:23
Thanks Sunu for the compliment. You should definetly visit New Zealand. It's an amazing country. I love it!
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0 # Sunu Philip 2013-01-01 02:51
Jessica..loved your writing style! You really made me want to visit New Zealand ...maybe by the end of this year(if budget allows..!)
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0 # Jessica de Heij 2012-12-26 12:53
Terri, I was there in the winter (June / July) but wrote this in november. That's why :-)
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0 # Terri 2012-12-25 21:40
I have cycled around NZ several times - it's one of my favorite countries. But,when did November become Fall in NZ?
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0 # Agness 2012-12-19 09:35
One of my best fellow bloggers just went to New Zealand. I am waiting for the photos and her first brief review of the country. I'm happy to read the lifestyle is so calm and easy going plus the scenery is so beautiful. I bet she is having a wonderful time right now. By the way, New Zealand is on my bucket list so I will keep these reasons in mind when planning to next trip and having some doubts :)
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0 # Derek Freal 2012-11-06 19:16
Oh wow New Zealand sounds amazing, I cannot believe I have not visited yet! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to try and make it there during 2013 :)
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