If the Earth were a Sandwich...
...our sandwich partner would, give or take a few miles, be Salamanca, Spain
. We're not sure if this is the rationale behind the naming of the Kelburn road that shares the name
(a quick Google reveals that Lord Wellington fought a famous battle there - in Spain, that is, not up Kelburn way - in 1812
, so most likely), but, either way, it's nice to think that we share a tenuous geographic tie with a North Spanish town that looks like it has some pretty nice architecture
, a population of around 180000 (about double that in the wider region), and a decent climate. Just like home, eh?
Weirdly enough, the 'if the earth were a sandwich
' tool also reveals that the closest New Zealand has to a 'South of France' is the Chatham Islands. Who'd have thought?