Moving to a new country

I’ve been blogging for over a year now and have collected quite a few posts that talk about what it’s been like for me to move to New Zealand. It's definitely a process settling in to a new place. No quick fix here...they say it takes about 2 years to begin to feel settled. 

Photo of sheep eating grass amongst the cars, Herekino, New Zealand

I thought I would provide some quick links especially for those new to our website and want to find out how a girl from suburban Connecticut in the United States ended up in New Zealand.

Photo of Jennifer Hammond at Wellington's Red Rocks

I discuss how I came to be in New Zealand here  and here, and talk about my first impressions of New Zealand, learning to drive on the left hand side of the road, and learning a 'whole new language'--though both Americans and Kiwis speak English

Photo of cliffs at Makara Beach, Wellington, New Zealand

Have you had any similar experiences? Different experiences? How do you cope being far from ‘home’ and at the same time establishing a ‘new home’? What do you love about New Zealand and hate about it at the same time?

Jennifer



Comments on this post (2 comments)

  • Melissa says...

    So neat that I ran across this!!! Maybe you remember me from debriefing in Colorado.

    On November 19, 2015

  • Rania Zanaty says...

    I moved to New Zealand a year ago. As you said it takes a while to settle and feel home. In general, I like New Zealand, the culture, the people, nature and safety. I’m planning to stay here for good. One can easily fall in love with New Zealand for ever. It’s for me paradise on earth.

    On October 16, 2015

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