Another extremely successful couchsurfing experience. Ritchie not only showed all around Dunedin, he also told me about his travels in Europe and we found out that we are in fact competitors as he works for Fisher and Paykel. It’s so amusing, I used to study “competitive intelligence” in Europe and Fishel & Paykel was just this little company back in New Zealand, and now I actually get to spend a day with Ritchie who works there!
Ritchie told me about him having a break from work and traveling around Europe and told me that “a sabbatical here is not only encouraged, it’s expected!”. Well this surely is encouraging.