Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road, New Zealand

February, 2009: I can’t quite remember how, but somehow we ended up at the most random camping ground in the middle of nowhere in the north island of New Zealand.

driving on the wrong side of the road in new zealandWe had heard the beaches were nice for surfing, but it turned out that the only way to reach the beach was by car.

Luckily we got to borrow an old truck from a farmer living nearby.

This is one of those times where you really love how open, and friendly the New Zealand people are.

The fact that someone lets a couple of strangers take his truck and use it as much as they like whenever they like (using his petrol) wanting nothing in return – is amazing!

wrong side of the road, new zealandWhen people trust each other and believes the best of others it gives me hope.

Besides, how could you possibly have the heart to let down someone who shows that trust in you?

That is why I took great care of that ol’ truck, and treated it like fragile glass.

Yes, that’s the reason I drove 15 km/hour along the road, not because I was shit scared to be driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road… :p

(After 5 minutes on the road we had a whole following of 6 cars driving behind us trying to get past)

7 Responses to Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road, New Zealand

  1. GlobalButterfly July 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    What a lovely story of hope in humanity! I trust everyone the 1st time I meet them, because I hope that others do the same to me. You need to put up a pic of the beach though!!!

  2. AnyTrip June 6, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Now you know how us British/Aussie/Kiwi drivers feel when we go to Europe and the US. It’s scary the other way around too! 

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