A close shave in Tuatapere November 19th 2005 We were randomly driving through this little town on our way to Invercargil and Dunedin and were amazed at the masses of people that were out and about on the streets. We pulled up to investigate.
Lonely Planet has the town down as 'unremarkable' and once being famous as the 'sausage capital of NZ', but it was so much more when you just happen to drive through on the same day as the town's Gig ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Fiordland National Park 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
A novice traveller, boldly going somewhere, with no plan and absolutely no bloody idea why he's going - I'm terrified! AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!
I'm keeping a diary as I go and writing it up on-line when I get chance, but I'm no Bridget Jones, so you'll just have to cope with bad grammar, appauling spelling and a lack of wet-T-shirted Mr Darcys....unless I get really lucky.
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