‘Worthless observations from an American tourist’ in New Zealand

‘Worthless observations from an American tourist’ in New Zealand

One particularly detailed Reddit user from the United States, who recently visited New Zealand, poked fun and praised the country.


1. “Kiwis really love to say ‘aw yee?’ and ‘yea yea yea’, which together comprise 25% of the Kiwi language.”


2. “You guys loved lord of the rings so much you put the Tower in the middle of Auckland.”


3. “You guys don’t have any black people, except for the one homeless guy I saw rapping outside McDonald’s in Wellington.”


4. “Most New Zealand houses come in one shape and size, which is about two trailer homes side by side. There are no second floors in your homes. Many of your more rural homes are identical to those in West Virginia. They are almost purposely anti-architectural. (the homes are actually extremely comfy and I love the design).”


5. “For some reason you guys love coffee and are really good at it. The best latte of my life was on a ferry (or as you guys call it, a fee ree), it was honestly amazing.”


6. “You do not have one 100th of the homeless problem as in the States. Wellington seemed like the most liveable city in the entire world. In the States, especially San Francisco and New York, you usually can’t go two blocks without seeing a drug addict on the streets – but yours are all absolutely pristine.”


7. “Fish and chips are really good, and also chips are just really big French fries.”


8. “Your internet is really, really, really, really bad. Most cafes in the US, as well as accommodations, give you fast internet for free. You guys are like 1/4th as fast, and you have to pay.”


9. “Your public libraries are really, really, really, really nice. I’ve never been in a public library in a city with young white people inside, and it was nice to see. You also had cafes and what looked like attendants, and the bathrooms were even clean. I cannot describe my jealousy.”


10. “Maybe it was because you were all on holiday, but I didn’t see any fashion – everything was for function and comfort. This was pretty cool to see.”