- Kangaroos aren't everywhere.
- Hard to tell Kangaroos from Wallabees.
- What Koala bears?
- Feral cats and goats are pests, also rabbits and opossums.
- Mediocre food.
- Nice school buses.
- With the exception of towns, speed limit is the same (100 kph), regardless of whether it's a flat, straight road or a hilly, curvy one.
- No four lanes in New Zealand
- Difficult place to drive: I got stopped for going too slow (New Zealand) and I got a speeding ticket mailed to me (from Australia).
- Barns are for milking, shearing, and handling, not for housing livestock.
- Dense stocking rates.
- In some places: sheep on the left and right, ahead and behind.
- Dirty butts.
- Dewormers are used by the truckload.
- Obsession with free-range poultry.
- Chinese, Chinese, and more Chinese
- Cafe's not restaurants.
- Stuff closes early, by 5 p.m.
- Romneys and Merinos.
- Merino + Possum (clothing).
- Lamb in stores and on menus.
- Farmers are the same everywhere.
- Agriculture faces the same challenges everywhere.
- Coke, not Pepsi.
- Perception of Green.
- Interested in American politics: who did you vote for?
Friday, December 23, 2016
Observations Down Under
I traveled to Australia and New Zealand from November 25 - December 16, 2016. Here are some of my general observations: