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Franz Josef Glacier  
   

Franz Josef Glacier

This hike brought me to this view where you can see the glacier pressing down between the mountains.
South Island - the journey's beginning

November 26th 2006
I hope Thanksgiving was pleasant and relaxing for everyone. I spent the day around a glacier in Franz Josef and made pasta for dinner So I kicked off my travels with a flight over a week ago to Nelson, in the northern part of the south island. Here lies the 'geographical center' of NZ. It is also home to the famous jewelry designer Yens Jansen, who created the 'one ring' for the Lord of the R ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island

New Zealand Flag 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
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