Hobbit Land; Queenstown and central Otago December 14th 2008 Hobbit Land; Queenstown and Central Otago District
Saturday 13th December 2008
Those Hobbits knew a good thing when they saw it! “Middle Earth”, mostly filmed around Queenstown and the Lake Wakatipu district is something special. I’ve run out of adjectives to describe all of the beautiful scenery in New Zealand, so I’ll just sum it up, in “Lord of the Rings” style by sayi ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown 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
Since our RTW trip 2008/2009 we have travelled mostly around Spain (see our other blog "IberianPikeys" ) and the UK (three months around England and Scotland) as well as a Mediterranean cruise and some smaller trips to Spanish cities, like Madrid and Seville, a holiday in Majorca and camping in the Pyrenees. We are now planning a six month trip from the end of October 2014 until the beginning of May 2015 to South America. We plan to visit 8 countries, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.
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