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10 Quick Facts about New Zealand

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Here are ten quick facts about New Zealand:

1. Voted the ‘ best travel destination‘ by Lonely Planet two years in a row!

2. Invented bungee jumping.

3. Car-crazy – Only about 2% of New Zealanders make their journeys by bus and less than 1% by rail.

4. Around a sixth of cars are more than 16 years old.

5. New Zealand is the first country in the world to see each new day.

6. Had no predatory animals prior to European arrival, making it a paradise for birds – many of them flightless.

7. The first country to give women the right to vote.

8. Home to the largest flightless parrot (kakapo), oldest reptile (tuatara), biggest earthworms, smallest bats, heaviest insect (a weta), some of the oldest trees and many rarest species birds, insects, and plants, in the world.

9. There are nine sheep to every human in New Zealand.

10. Shark and Tatties (pronounced “shark and tay-tees”) is the New Zealand slang term for fish and chips.

That’s our list. Now your turn to share us facts you know about New Zealand in the comment section below!

 

 

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A cause we all support

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Team isango! is actively contributing to raising funds to save the life of a family member of one of our teammates.

This is about Taro, a 38 year old man in Japan, whose life and hope rests on a liver transplant operation.

Team isango! fully supports this cause and wishes Taro and his family all success with this major operation. You can help too by visiting www.savetaro.com and contributing to this life saving campaign. Please join in and help us save a life!

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Walking Cities Part 4: Rome

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If you’ve missed the introduction to this series, click here. For part 2, click here. For part 3, click here.

Colosseum - David Paul Ohmer

Colosseum - David Paul Ohmer

The Times calls Rome a destination that “revolves around activities not passivities”, which makes it the perfect destination for one intent on perambulation. “The Italian spirit makes dining round-table, rough n tumble sport, hugging and kissing in the piazza, all as natural as laughing”, essentially, if you’re going to go to Rome, embrace it, the Italian way. continue reading

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