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    G, you would laugh if you knew how much we Americans bitch when gasoline goes over $3.50/gallon. We feel very entitled to our cars, pickup trucks, etc. I'm so glad that Mr. Gwamma enjoyed driving here - you certainly did enough of it. We often don't know how good we have it until we find out about a country that charges almost as much per liter as we pay for a gallon.
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    it's true. my FB friends complain about gas prices (and they have MASSIVE cars), and I'm like . . . yeah, let me get the world's smallest violin for you! LOL I think we paid $2.11/liter this week.

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    The UK petrol prices are painful as well

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    DH was so excited about each fill up. $55 US was the most we paid for a full tank......... here in NZ $150 fills up our Holden, not sure about the conversion, but its HUGE !!!!!!!!
    What are the prices like in your neck of the woods LL ?????
    Another thing that I couldn't believe was - when you were out at a restaurant, a meal that would have cost $35 - $ 40 NZ, was like $15 US !!!!!!!!!! with the 18% gratuity that we paid on top of that each meal - it was SO cheap compared with here !!!!!!!!
    ....................and I think I have said this before but that American people were just LOVELY !!!!!!!!
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    $1 US = $1.28 NZ, so $55 US = $70.40 NZ. Wow, it's still more than twice as expensive where you are.

    The US might sort of suck, but god bless cheap gasoline. I have found that people are really nice to folks on vacation. Sometimes when I go to the Quarter, I pretend I'm a tourist for just that reason.
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    and cheap food. and cheap goods.

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    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/...pseaf183e8.jpg

    here is a wee frella that stopped by to say hello - in Yellowstone !!!!!!!! very cute - however rather large !!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/...pseaf183e8.jpg

    here is a wee frella that stopped by to say hello - in Yellowstone !!!!!!!! very cute - however rather large !!!!!!!!
    Cool. Would get a few steaks out that fella ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    and cheap food. and cheap goods.
    It's funny, but since I stopped eating subsidized foods, I'm only now realizing how cheap (albeit often unhealthy) food here is.

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    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/...pseaf183e8.jpg

    here is a wee frella that stopped by to say hello - in Yellowstone !!!!!!!! very cute - however rather large !!!!!!!!
    A moose - lucky you! They're so cute and gangly. Your next pic is a bison which is the source of the marrow bones I love so much. Now those are American food animals.
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    Even healthy food in the US is cheaper.

    In the US, we spend about $200-250 per week on food. Here, it's $300-375. We buy seasonal, local, and not even organic (organic costs 30%-40% more). We try to buy sustainable, and know our farmers, but it's not always possible.

    Seriously, NZ food in the US is cheaper than it is in NZ.

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