More on the Cons of Moving to New Zealand…

This post will cover the few cons of moving to New Zealand… of course despite these, if money wasn’t an issue, and if Sara was willing…
On the con side I already mentioned the far distance from friends and family and the too Socialistic for my tastes aspect, but let’s view those in more detail…
Friends, well, we can make new friends. Not to undervalue our current friends, but Sara makes friends quickly, and thanks to the Internet, we can stay in touch with most of our current friends much the same as we do now. And they would then have a couch to sleep on if they decided to visit New Zealand.
As for family, that’s trickier. Odds are, once such a move was made we would be stuck there, and most of our family wouldn’t be able to visit us with a few exceptions. With this and other blogs we would be able to stay in touch, but it isn’t the same as a visit. Of course we could start a trend and see more people move there… then again, our parents are either too old, or nearly too old to emigrate.
The Socialistic aspects… well, short of Ron Paul being elected and having a Congress that will go with him and his plans, we are headed that way ourselves… ultimate disaster. If I am going to be stuck with Hillary’s ill conceived Socialized medical plan, I would rather leave the country. At least in New Zealand there isn’t a law that says you HAVE to see a doctor if you don’t want to, unlike Hillary’s plan… and Hillary is going to win unless the Republican’s wise up and put Ron Paul on the ballot, which I don’t think they’ll do. Even if elected, he’ll have a hard time with Congress that wants to move to disaster anyhow. Thanks to years of the Bush and Clinton clans, this country is quickly loosing any advantages it has as the best place to live.

Other really minor cons I meant to mention on my last New Zealand post:
Metric. Of course this might be a good thing since the rest of the world moved on to metric eons ago. However, it will take time to adapt… then again you probably adapt quickly…
Driving on the left. Another thing that one probably quickly adapts to, but there is still a period of adjustment… I have to ask why though. Had England, Australia and New Zealand all drove on the right like everyone else, car manufacturers would probably have an easier time of stuff, and well, thanks to it being what I am used to it just makes more sense to me. 🙂
Roundabouts. I have read the differences between a traffic circle and roundabouts, but I don’t know if I would be able to tell the difference just with a glance. Tallmadge Circle is apparently a roundabout, but I haven’t been on it for eons to remember if I hated it or not. Apparently however, roundabouts offer far better safety then a traffic circle, and are safer then four way stops as well… I have read they are safer then lighted intersections a great deal of the time as well, though I am not sure how… Anyhow, it another minor thing to get used to. Add that with the driving on the left and confusion may abound for a few months.

Again, I would love to move to Nelson, New Zealand and if money wasn’t an issue I would probably try to convince Sara to move there… if we liked it after a visit anyhow…