Bungy Jumping and Sheep! July 17th 2008 We left Hamilton on Tuesday... sad to leave our friends Kate and Grant (and their generous hospitality!). Kate's parents invited us to dinner on our last night-- we felt really at home. By hanging out with real 'kiwis', we learned a lot about NZ-- that dinner is called "tea", the Tony Veitch scandal is the biggest news story and that every TV ad is a PSA for alcoholism, spousal abuse or cold med ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo 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
After getting engaged, we left our corporate jobs in New York City to travel around the world for a year. We started in June 2008 and came back 364 days later; our trip brought us to Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Canada. We are now thoroughly infected with the travel bug, so stay tuned for future adventures!
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