Rotorua and its rotten eggs.... April 28th 2005 I'd been warned that you smell Rotorua before you even get off the bus and its true.. the rotten egg smell of hydrogen sulphide wafts through the air con of the bus and hits you on the way into town. Strangely I quickly stopped noticing it... a sign that I should stay here or that I spent too many years in a lab working with smelly chemicals (or lab partners...) ??!!!
I really liked Rotorua and ... 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
My story so far....
2005: Left the UK and headed to New Zealand, spending a great year working in Wellington and travelling the country - vineyards, trekking , kayaking and more.
2006:When my working holiday visa expired I booked a ticket to Singapore and had an amazing 6 months in Asia - Orangutans in the Borneo rainforests, Tibetan plateaus and the ancient temples of Bagan and Angkor.
2006/07: Out of money but not quite ready to return to the UK I moved to Australia for 9 months or so, living in Sydney, travelling the East Coast and realising my career was n... full info