On the 10, Bro' December 27th 2007 We stopped in Auckland for two reasons. First we needed to make some money - if we didn’t get our hands on some cold hard cash soon, we’d be flying home before we could even say “Whakatane” (much to my own personal amusement, apparently "wha" is pronounced "fuh" in New Zealand - how wha-cking weird is that?) Second we wanted to stop moving around for a while; settle for a moment and rechar ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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