Fried Kiwis

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Fried Kiwis
This blog follows Liz Fried, a science teacher and tutor, Mike, her computer science husband on a work visa, and her family of two young boys, Ben and Zack, as they explore New Zealand as expats from Kingston, MA, USA.
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  • Re-Entry into America 3 months ago So, it has been almost 3 years since we moved to New Zealand. This week, Mike got a new job at Google, and we moved to Sunnyvale, California. What is like living in California after living abroad in NZ? America seems different than before. I see things in a different way. Moving back is tricky...
  • Puzzling World in Wanaka 8 months ago Family activities are a good way to get everyone together and bonding. Puzzling World in Wanaka is just one of those special places. It has a maze with bridges and four colour towers. This maze was quite challenging, and only my crafty husband made it out successfully without taking an "emergency...
  • Stewart Island trip 8 months ago If you live on the South Island and want to see blue penguins, then your best bet is to go south of Christchurch to Oamaru or beyond. If you really want to see native birds and other wildlife at their best, continue past Oamaru to Invercargill and take the ferry to Stewart Island. Stewart Island...
  • Easter and Passover in Christchurch 8 months ago This is my third Easter and Passover here in Christchurch. I know how to hunt for matzah at the Johnson's International Grocer, how to sing "Dayenu" in a room with tables of Jews from the Canterbury area and Israel. I know how to throw an autumn egg hunt for the American Club of Christchurch. But...
  • Jews of Christchurch 9 months ago Being Jewish is something you are born into, although there are a few converts, such as my brother's girlfriend Bernadette. This can be tricky if you are discriminated against by others. Sometimes, a person can be discriminated against in subtle ways. This may be done in passing comments or in... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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09:07 AM November 17, 2013

Welcome to New Zealand. Do you all have your own pair of gumboots yet? :D

08:41 AM April 20, 2014

Loved your blog, we are trying to move to New Zealand when my husband retires in Dec. So would love more information on how you adjusted to the cost of living. We are currently living in the Middle East but we are orginally from Florida.

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