Hello! Can you fix the following essay please? Actually, I don't think that it's an essay - that's just some kind of tourist info. Thanks a lot for your contribution!

New Zealand

New Zealand is a land of magnificent and unordinary beauty. This is a wonderful place to learn English, enjoy nature and go mountain-skiing. It is no secret that “The Lord of The Rings” was shot in New Zealand – the nature of New Zealand so closely resembles the magical country! If you are keen on active tourism, you can find all the necessary facilities for hiking, mountain-skiing, rafting and many other kinds of sports here. The country’s distinguishing characteristic is the beauty of its nature. Make your dreams come true! Swim together with dolphins, admire whales, and go fishing! New Zealand is an island country but the sizes of the islands are not large, so it is quite easy and pleasant to travel about/around (not really sure of ‘about/around) regardless of what means of transport you use – a car, a bus, or even a bicycle.

New Zealand culture is quite unordinary. New Zealanders represent a mix of Europeans and the Maoris. They are very friendly and hospitable. A foreigner will be surprised by being greeted on the street by complete strangers. The atmosphere of relaxation and peacefulness prevails everywhere in New Zealand. The murder rate is extremely low compared to any other country of the world and the bribery rate among governmental workers is the lowest in the world (supposedly, there is no such thing as bribes in New Zealand at all). By the way, governmental ministers do not have body guards or escorts. Naturally, making an appointment with one of them is quite easy. Sometimes you can even meet a minister while standing in line in a supermarket. Another practical thing you should know about when you are in New Zealand – you should not give tips in hotels, restaurants etc. because tips are uncommon here.

The local art and culture originated by combining things that cannot normally be combined, hence their passing resemblance to common cultures and arts.

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is situated in the wonderful harbor on the edge of the “Northern” island. Guidebooks recommend paying particular attention to the following sights. These are: the modernistic building of the executive branch of the Parliament – Beehive, the ancient building of the government (one of the biggest buildings in the world made completely from wood), the National Library with an excellent collection of literature, Catherine Mansfield’s Memorial, and more. There are a few interesting museums such as the Maori Museum called “Te Papa” in Wellington. But the place that is definitely worth a visit is located not far from the capital. It is Mount Victoria. You can come in sight of the mountain from the city’s streets. What an impressive sight!

What is the best time to go to New Zealand? Owing to the favorable location, New Zealand’s climate is fairly mild the whole year, so you can visit the country any time of the year. However, they usually emphasize the “main” season – November through April. There are a lot of tourists arriving at this time of the year, so it is quite reasonable to reserve a hotel room in advance. If you like mountain-skiing, the best time for you to come is winter – June through August. In general, if you can come any time of the year, we advise you come before or after the main season. The weather is pretty warm but there are no crowds of tourists and you can go sightseeing anywhere you want without having to care about the availability of tickets.
  • so it is quite easy and pleasant to travel around
  • I don't think "unordinary" is a word, try using one of the following instead;bizarre, exceptional, incredible, notable, odd, offbeat, off the beaten track, one of a kind, out of this world, special, strange, uncommon, unheard of, unique, unusual, wonderful
  • main season sound funny to me, maby you could re-word that?

Other than that it's very good, very informative! [Y]


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