Excellent East Coast April 3rd 2006 Having travelled up from Kaikoura to Picton and flying across the Cook Strait to Wellington I made my way to Taupo where I joined up with a four day trip taking in the East Coast of New Zealand. This part of NZ is not so widely visited and is indeed quite isolated from the rest of the country. Napier is a pretty town that is built completely in the style of Art Deco, all the original buildings hav ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » East Coast 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
I have been working non-stop since leaving university and last February I felt I had got to the point where I could buy a house and settle down or I could travel the world and mix-it-up globally...it was a tough decision.
While I have travelled quite a bit with my job and on holiday (Europe and the US), I felt I had never really got out there and seen stuff. Consequently, I am taking a 6-month sabbatical from work, starting in Jan 2006, and will be travelling to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador (and fingers crossed, the Galapagos Islands).... full info