From: Gold Coast Australia
Registered: May 2012
posted April 09, 2014 08:14 PM
Ah, Aotearoa! All I had to learn when I arrived from the UK was sweets aren't sweets, they are lollies and there are no such things as lorries, only trucks. Crisps are chips and chips are hot chips! Apart from that, it was plain sailing!
From: Ladysmith, WI U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2010
posted April 09, 2014 09:01 PM
Wow. That is sad. I must say too many Americans are very ignorant. Kind of reminds me of the film Talking To Americans, which showed how ignorant of Canada we are. I always said my Canadian friend learned more about US history in school then we ourselves did.
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posted April 12, 2014 03:43 PM
I remember a visit to the "South Island" back in 1999 of a certain tourist, stopping here for a break "playing golf" after a leaders APEC meeting. Also not shown in this photo is the "Chinese Premiere" aircraft parked up close to the 747 as well.
I always thought it was strange...here was two of the most powerful men in the world arriving at the same time, both having "time out" one on the golf course, the other visiting a local farm and talking to the kids about his own farming background.... and as far as the international news media were concerned, were not in the slightest bit interested in any of it.
Everyone needs "time out", to get away from official duties, both those leaders seemed to be enjoying...just that.