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Sunday, July 11, 2004

Travel the world, meet new people, eat noodles

When H and I were in New Zealand, we were living quite cheaply, as we hadn't made a whole lot of money before leaving Canada. We bought a car and camped as we travelled around in order to save. It's difficult to keep perishable food when you drive around in a hot car all day and very rarely see a fridge. Food there is quite expensive too, and we pretty much lived off of peanut butter sandwiches, noodle-and-sauce packages, and cereal with powdered milk. Have you ever tried eating cereal with powdered milk? It is vile. H tried it again when we got back, as she loved the stuff when we were over there, and she couldn't eat it. I don't think either of us ate peanut butter for a while. And never again will I be able to eat sidekick noodles.
You know how you're supposed to try new things when you go to another country? That's if you have a less limited income. Admittedly, when we first got there we tried things, but as the money dwindled we became misers.  Starving misers.  We both have bad joints, mostly bad knees, so we didn't do a whole lot of walking.  And I still managed to lose 20 lbs.  It's better than the Atkins Diet! 


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