New Zealanders are a fairly well-travelled bunch of people.
Our land is small, and very isolated … along in the Pacific Ocean with out closest neighbour (Australia) about 2400km distant. Visiting other countries not a matter of getting in the car and driving over the border – its a long flight the shortest being three hours. We’re curious, we want to see and experience what’s out there, we want to know what we’re missing.
So we travel.
Most of us return … it may take a number of years, but we always do.
You see, New Zealand has clear azure blue sky, majestic snow-capped mountains, gushing rivers and waterfalls, miles and miles of stunning coastline, lush green native forests where bird calls fill the air – and space. Only four million people live here. Once you’re out of the city – green pasture and hills stretch as far as your eye can see.
New Zealanders, after travelling, working and living overseas, return home – it is our refuge.