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My Dunedin Top Ten Lists

We are just a bit over two weeks away from leaving Dunedin, and I have very mixed emotions about it. Obviously I’m anxious to get back to our home, work, family and friends, but it has been an amazing semester down here as well. I put together a list of the 10 things I will miss most, as well as those things that I definitely will not miss about Dunedin

10 Things I’ll Miss About Dunedin

  1. The short walk to the music department, library, markets and nearly everything we need.
  2. Sunday dinners with the Leoni family. Wonderful, wonderful people.
  3. Sundown at 10:30PM in January.
  4. Lack of telephone calls requesting tech support help.
  5. Lack of insect life. We get an occasional fly in the house, but no ants, centipedes or cockroaches.
  6. The music department staff and faculty. What a great team they have here.
  7. Not having to buy gasoline.
  8. Being able to stay up until 1 or 2 AM to work and not having to worry about driving M?lia to school at 6:45 and heading into the office.
  9. The exchange rate (about $0.80 US to $1 NZ).
  10. Immigration. We flew through on our way in and getting a work visa was a piece of cake. Unlike you-know-where.
  11. Hokey-Pokey Ice Cream. It’s the bomb! (Sorry, had to add #11)

10 Things I WONT Miss About Dunedin

  1. The neighbors’ loud and late-night flat parties.
  2. Broken glass all over the sidewalks and streets.
  3. The burnt coffee ground-like stench that covers the university side of town some days.
  4. Lack of Italian restaurants.
  5. Lack of Mexican restaurants.
  6. Sundown at 5PM in June.
  7. Prepaying for electricity.
  8. Waiting 2-3 weeks for letters and parcels to show up from Hawai‘i.
  9. Problems with downloading iTunes movie rentals.
  10. Cold nights in an uninsulated bedroom.

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