Invercargill  [New Zealand, 2012]
Hitch-hiking was a dream in Southland. My shortest wait for a ride was about five seconds, but some cars stopped before I'd had a chance to put my thumb out. Pru, who gave me a lift from Bluff to Invercargill, was until recently a brewer at the Invercargill Brewing Company (a boutique beer made with manuka-smoked malt and named Smokin' Bishop is one of her creations). By some people's reckoning, that makes her pretty close to the perfect woman.