Land of the Big White Clouds December 1st 2005 I had contemplated avoiding the East Coast of the North Island completely, but came to my senses when I heard that it was the Art Deco capital. The sense of style and elegance from this period has always intrigued me, and I´ve never seen an entire town developed with this style. So Napier it is.
In 1931 there was an earthquake that shook the foundations of everything that stood in and arou ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington 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
Here begins the adventure of 12 months solo racing and chilling out around the world. Africa-Asia-New Zealand-South and North America from May 05-May06. It really is racing, 24 countries in all! So so so many stories to tell and sights to see...
And now that that crazy year is over with, I have moved back to Vancouver (with a stopover in the UK, Iceland and New York!) and am launching a new life. The Babe With A Backpack travel shows have been established in Vancouver, the book is edited, and I'm planning the next trip...UGANDA IN JULY '08! Will try and keep this updated in additi... full info