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Subject: Going to live and study in New Zealand


Posted by Lucas Barros
On Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 20:09:49

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Hello folks!

Next year I'll go to NZ to study, in Christchurch. Probably I'll stay there for one year or more, does someone have any tips?

I'm thinking about going to Spain after that and stay another year there. Well, two or three years far from Brazil (despite all the problems, Brazil is the better place to live in the whole world) will be hard, but I've no doubt that I'll be compensated.

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É, quem diria! Eu indo embora daqui... Cada dia que passa o momento de embarcar para a Nova Zelândia está ficando mais próximo. Vou tentar aproveitar o máximo o meu Brasil enquanto esse momento não chega. Não voltarei pra cá por pelo menos dois anos... Um de NZ e outro de Espanha.

Se alguém tem alguma dica me fale.... :)
RE: Going to live and study in New Zealand
Posted by El Hombre
On Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 02:46:04

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>Next year I'll go to NZ to study, in Christchurch. Probably I'll stay there for one year or more, does someone have any tips?

Yeah, mate! New Zealand's a great place -- nice climate, friendly people, and you'll learn how to play real manly sports and not wear protective helmets and shoulder pads like the girly Americans :-)

But note: When I came to Australia from England, I thought the Aussies were the friendliest people in the world. But just before setting off to visit South America, I met some Central Americans in a park having a barbeque. Asking one of them what he thought of Australia, I was surprised to find that he thought the Aussies a bit cold. I wondered how he would survive in somewhere like London! On my way to South America we stopped in New Zealand. The Kiwis seem even friendlier than the Aussies and perhaps somewhat more hospitable (though the difference between Aussies and Kiwis is very small as they are essentially the same people). But then when I reached South America I realised that what seemed to me to be the friendliness and affability of Australians and New Zealanders would by South American standards seem very cold and distant.

So what I'm saying is, although the New Zealanders are probably by far the friendliest of the Anglo-Saxons, by your standards they may seem to be quite cold and even inhospitable. So just be prepared for that -- assuming you haven't already lived in an Anglo-Saxon country

INSURE you acquaint yourself with rugby union, the greatest game in the world, which is New Zealand's national sport.

Tchau


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