Oamaru and The Penguins December 22nd 2008 Oamaru and the Penguins Tuesday 16th December 2008
Oamaru, on the south east coast of the South Island, between Dunedin and Christchurch, is a most surprising town. It was once, in the mid 19th century, the largest and richest town in New Zealand, until, in 1868, a huge storm destroyed three cargo ships in one night and the town’s fortunes went down with the vessels. What was left behind, ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Oamaru 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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