Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A very Irish conversation...

There happened to be loads of other Irish in the hostel in Tekapo at the same time as us. Naturally we all sat together, having a chat about this and that. Generally complaining about the food you can't get here in NZ and how kiwi's wouldn't know a decent rasher if it came up and slapped them in the face.
Then the topic of conversation turned to the most serious subject of all - Teabags! Well all Irish abroad would agree that you can't get a decent teabag outside Ireland but the way these guys were debating the merits of Barry's v's Lyons you'd swear it was a matter of life and death. Then of course we got on to the usual 'kiwi's wouldn't know a good teabag if it hit them in the face' which launched us into which was the best kiwi teabag... The best comment of the night had to go to the girl from Dundalk who came out with "these bloody teabags, you have to beat the tea out of them'. Mightn't sound funny to you but after ten months without a cup of Lyons it was nearly enough to reduce us to tears (of laughter!) - doesn't take much to keep us entertained, does it!


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