Australia for now; and a year into my trip! October 20th 2007 A friend of mine emailed me after my last blog saying it was nice to get a shorter one, and good to be able to read it all in one go for once - well, I'm afraid I'm back to normal! - and as it's been so long even since that one, (so long in fact, I just noticed they've changed the layout and font for uploading entries) this one will probably be longer than ever (sorry Nikki!) and sorry to everyone ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island 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'm originally from London, England, and left everything to go travelling in October 2006, with just a one way ticket taking me to India, Singapore, Bangkok and Sydney. The rest was up to me and left largely unplanned, purposely - I wanted my travelling to take me rather than me controlling it. I had no idea how long I was going to be away for, or when, or if, I'd be back.
In the end I travelled for 15 months, spending the first 6 months travelling all around India, a long-time dream of mine, then on to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand again, Austra... full info