Why do we sadly feel more homesick during the pandemic

I was talking about feeling homesick with my good friend AM who migrated here from Canada. We wondered if the first generation of settlers felt homesick their entire life. I believe the huge difference between us – the modern voluntary migrants vs the early settlers – is that coming back home was not an option.… Continue reading Why do we sadly feel more homesick during the pandemic

My experience of housing in New Zealand

Fifth-teen. That’s how many different houses we lived in since we arrived in New Zealand in 2013. When I say “live”, I mean staying at least two weeks, and not for holiday purpose. That includes short term rentals, flat-mating, house sittings and long term rentals. We keep moving mostly because it’s almost impossible to find… Continue reading My experience of housing in New Zealand