Half way to Halifax March 8th 2008 As we write this blog not only are we half way around the world (geographically speaking) but we're also exactly 100 days into our 200 day trip - and as coincidence would have it we're heading back towards Halifax today as our ever eastwards direction of travel starts to bring us home!
We left the delights of Napier on the east coast of the north island and headed into the mountainous interior by ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more