With our trip just a few days away, it's finally time to get this blog rolling. I'm unsure how much we'll be able to post from the Land of the Long White Cloud, but even just a few pictures or uploaded video will be worthwhile.
These are words that are funny to say with the Kiwi accent:
American word=New Zealand pronunciation
wicked=weekay(t) air=eeyah (pronounced almost like "ear") Raw = roar 1-2-3=one-toe-thray 7:30 p.m. = Seevuhn thuhty pee-ehyum Turn Left = tuhn leeft Galoshes/rain boots = gum boots fish and chips=fush en chups cool=coo (with a lot of the "w" sound at the end) www=dubdubdub nz=en-zed heartbreak=hotbreck Sweaty=sweety Paihia=Pie-hee-yah (not Pie-thay-ah, as the guy in the Mobil gas station told us) Trunk=boot
What is the best sleep aid? (Must last 13 hours...)
Kiwi Mitsubishi Commercial
Check out this clip... the All Blacks, New Zealand's national rugby team, does this before every single game... it is badass.
All Blacks Haka Dance
Check out the map of our route... we are basically moving from north to south the entire time. You can zoom in or out, and if you click on one of the blue pins, you can see why we're making a stop in that town! (This took me seriously 2 hours to figure out how to do, so even if it's not that cool, just humor me...)