Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud - South Island July 26th 2009 Phew - New Zealand is proving to be just as hectic as Australia. I only had two weeks in the South Island but managed to pack lots in by travelling with the Magic Bus. Loads of sightseeing and activities, mostly involving blue skies, crisp blue ice and snow.
A brief summary:
Christchurch - v English wee city, pretty church and the trams trundling passed
Tranz Alpine train - Christchurch to Gr ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Picton 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
Welcome to Darling's Travels: From Bellshill to Bangkok and Beyond :)
14 month round the world trip which, at the moment, will cover London to Aqaba overland, Morocco, Southern Africa, India, Thailand (bring on the cats and dogs!), Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, San Francisco and Canada... phew.
Will be updated on a regular (ish!) basis.
Dec '08 update - some changes...I will now be spending Christmas in Goa / Kerala and New Year in Nepal. Cats & Dogs in Thailand was cancelled, instead I will be in Bangkok for two weeks then head to Phnom Penh in Cambodia on 1 Feb t... full info