Frontiers Compared

New Zealand reveals many similarities with Appalachia — the eastern United States region that stretches from New York state to northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia — according to The Washington Times columnist Lisa King. “Isolated from everyone, depending on wit and creativity to survive, New Zealand reveals similarities that one can’t help but recognize. What stands out most in my mind is the social equality. Much like New Zealand, all people are welcome to join in the struggle in our little utopia. Remember this though, they don’t let just anyone in for more than a visit. Much like Appalachian Americans, New Zealanders love to tell and hear a good story. For anyone planning a trip to New Zealand I strongly suggest you make it about meeting the people.”

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