I had made arrangements to meet with one Robert Vicino, a real-estate impresario from San Diego who had acquired a vast tract of South Dakota ranch land. The

What are some of the best reasons people would want to visit, or live, in New Zealand?

When we were going to New Zealand for a vacation, an American friend asked whether we’re going to buy an Apocalypse bunker. I thought it was a joke, until I came across this Bloomberg article which talks about the super rich of Silicon Valley have a doomsday escape plan to New Zealand.

In recent months, two 150-ton survival bunkers journeyed by land and sea from a Texas warehouse to the shores of New Zealand, where they’re buried 11 feet underground


  • New Zealand does not have enemies.
  • It is definitely not a target during wars.
  • Abundant natural beauty and resources.
  • Population is less. In fact there are 6 times more sheep than humans.
  • Efficient and down to earth politicians.

In August, partly in response to Americans gobbling up swaths of prime real estate, New Zealand’s government banned foreigners from buying homes, with the restrictions set to take effect in coming months.

So, this isn’t a joke after all. But, having visited New Zealand, I can say for sure it is one paradise in a Doomsday or an ordinary day!