A Land of Two Halves
After ten years in New Zealand, Joe Bennett asked himself what the hell he was doing there.
Other than his dogs, what was it about these two small islands on the edge of the world that had kept him - an otherwise restless traveller - for really much longer than they seemed to deserve? It wasn't the sheep, the hobbits had left, and they could no longer claim the best rugby team in the world - what else was there?
Bennett thought he'd better pack his bag and find out.
Hitching around both the intriguingly named North and South Islands, with an eye for oddity and a taste for conversation, Bennett began to remind himself of the reasons New Zealand is quietly seducing the rest of the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alisonkayarnold - LibraryThing
Very disappointing. Just a boring ramble with no decent travelling insights apart from the lazy journalists habit of just criticising everybody and everything. Highly unimpressed with the endless ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
Bennett is an Englishman who moved to New Zealand in the mid-eighties and had taught in Christchurch for sixteen years at the time this book was written. Now 46 years old, he realizes that he's never ... Read full review
The Introduction mate
The South Island
On the dogless road
On the road with God
Ecco homo with ditch on the Day of the Dead
In the friendly arsehole
The chocbox of indifference
Palmy bloody Palmy
Hellebore to Deco
Snot snot Huka hooker
Sulphuric All Blacks
Familia blues and trees
Trussed like a duck to shuffle the plank
Noise in nowhere
Up Ship Creek
See George go home
The North Island
From the end of the world to grapefruit
Where war began
Mars in Sin City
Both and each