My housemates are trying to kill me! December 10th 2006 Monday 27th November 2006 to Sunday 3rd December
It was a usual week (starting to get in to a routine) - work was fine, went to chiro and physio, went climbing at the Roxx, watched a DVD, spent time at the beach trying to play volleyball with some house mates.
The highlight of the week was walking in to a smoke filled kitchen to see one of my house mates (never found out who, but have ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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
I had been on holidays to Europe and a bit further afield, but never done the proper 'Round the World' backpacking adventure. I started planning for that very event in 2004. Finally in June 2006 I got on that plane that started my year of backpacking around the planet. What an amazing journey! It changed my life like nothing else. And it was where I found my life partner...
My plans for that year included living and working in New Zealand. This was because I felt like I really wanted to move there permanently but needed to 'check it out' for six months first. I liked that NZ offers the perf... full info