How has your country changed since you’ve been overseas?
The last time I lived in New Zealand was 1994. During my one trip back to Auckland in 2000/2001, I noticed some major changes, although my stay wasn’t really long enough to notice some of the less obvious stuff. Thankfully, the people seemed the same.
Anyway, here are some changes.
- An large increase in the number of Asians living in Auckland. At times walking down Queen Street isn’t much different from being here in Taipei.
- Much heavier traffic.
- Higher density of housing (and subsequent shrinkage of the traditional garden).
- Housing is much more expensive.
- The continued growth of tourism.