Queenstown is the biggest tourist town is New Zealand. Skiing in the winter, adventure activities & wine tours in the summer…and always breathtaking scenery.
Check it out:
production KJ Haldeman
One thing I learned while in Queenstown is that Migrant farm workers from Mexico are to the USA as European high school/college graduates are to New Zealand. Tons of kids come to NZ on 1 year work/tourist visas to tour this beautiful country and to work on the farms. Alternating…8 weeks working/6 weeks traveling- Brilliant! (note UK influence)
I learned that I can still hang with the Millennials – but just barely! Germans, Dutch, Norwegians, Italians….every stripe except American kids.
Why is that? Well, only 36% of Americans have passports…while 50% of us have been to Disney World- ouch.
Mark Twain once said “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” – I personally know this to be true.
Meet Rubin & Marco, two German kids who just finished High School and are doing a NZ stint before starting University. We had some beers after our leap and they agreed to answer a couple of questions…
Hey American kids…come to Queenstown when you’ve finished University!