Quick trip but meaningful trip and as much I think I should’ve stayed for a bit longer I know I got rather bored towards the end due to the limited mobility on the farm. Sleep was definitely caught up on. Gaming even more. Reached a level 16 on Bloons Monkey City in a couple of days.
I don’t feel as out of touch with the family/country as I did the last time I came back. I think it’s about recognising that we are separate entities and live different lives during our normal days. I’ve come home not restless but with a relaxing attitude and mostly positive outlook, looking forward to the farm, the greenery and the sea views. I barely even touched the city – just popped in for a 2 hour catch up with a friend.
Auckland city does however keep surpassing my expectations. It’s always been the ‘Small Big City’ that has nooks and crannies full of NZ spirited surprises but the last couple of years have really seen the CBD grow and modernise – really catching on to the globalisation and trends from the rest of the world. What’s awesome about New Zealand is that we get all of the new technology as we’re the perfect contained size to do trials for these sorts of things. The new electric trains for example impressed me a lot by reducing what used to be a 40 minute commute inbound to the city from the east to 17-19 minutes. Incredible speed, service and cleanliness. The human factors including the disabled friendly carriages with the smart platform extenders really make technology come to life as something that truly makes peoples’ lives easier.
Thank you again New Zealand for another soul filling trip. There’s really nothing as peaceful and as beautiful as this country. Yes politics and social matters alike with questions such as jobs, employment, taxes. I guess it’s something to consider and weigh up with the benefits such as the environmental protection activities and human rights movements that make the people a though leading place.