Return to Taupo... from 12,000ft!! October 25th 2011 On our journey back to Auckland we had a couple of days driving through rainy weather to catch the ferry back across to the North Island. It was all to be worth it though as we were headed back to Taupo where we had arranged to do a sky-dive!! It would be a crime to come to New Zealand, the home of adrenaline junkies, and not do something a bit crazy!
On the way to Taupo we were pretty excited ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo 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
With the taste of visiting India still fresh in our minds and knowing that the rest of the world was out there to be explored – we decided to quit the 9-5 routine and buy a ‘round the world ticket’ since time doesn’t stand still for anyone!!
We’re writing this blog so our family and friends back home can be kept updated with our adventures!
We plan to travel South East Asia for 3 and a half months (hopefully covering Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore), then onto Australia for almost 6 months, New Zealand for 2 months and finally America for 6 weeks!!... full info