December 28, 2016
We had a great day in Wellington, New Zealand, considered by many to be one of the best places to live in the world. All I can say is that of the 60+ countries I have been to, New Zealand is, in my opinion, the most civilized. People are nice, everything is super clean (I didn’t see a single piece of trash or even a cigarette butt all day) and organized and works beautifully and efficiently yet it feels like people here have their priorities straight. They seem to prioritize leaisure and family and work to live (rather than live to work) while enjoying an extremely high standard of living. Many of the restaurants in Wellington are closed for several weeks for the holidays and all shops seemed to keep holiday hours, meaning they close at 6 pm. Time for family seems to trump making money. I respect that… a lot. And did I mention how good the food is here?