Another Cultural Experience... February 14th 2009 14/2/09 = A Haircut and a Hangi.
Had a much better sleep in today and practically had to force self out of bed at 8:45 so didn't miss free breakfast, which presumed finished at 9. Slept better because so cold had to snuggle up in duvet and still really cold this morning; hence the trouble getting out of bed. Clambered out anyway, only to be confused by sign next to breakfast saying "Breakfast $3" ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua 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
England - Hong Kong - Thailand - Overland to Singapore - Australia - New Zealand - Fiji - Hawaii - Mexico - Costa Rica - England
It's a mouthful, but we've got 8 months to do it and all the different types of transport and accomodation you could imagine (only the cheap kind though!)... full info