Conquering Franz Josef Glacier! January 11th 2008 Still cruising along on the Kiwi experience bus and loving it! There are definitely some parts of the bus experience bus I don't like, there are heaps of lines everywhere we go, and we just follow the driver around like sheep a lot of the time, but overall its a great time. It's really nice having direct access to all the adventure companies, as Kiwi Ex has a whole network that they use. The day ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef 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
Well, after months of anticipation, the depature date is finally here! I leave November 3rd for a 5 month trip through Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Laos. I set up this site so that family and friends can keep in touch and see what I'm doing on my "big trip".
My rough itinerary:
Nov. 3rd-Dec. 29th: Australia
Dec. 29th-Jan 27th: New Zealand
Jan 27th-Mar 20th: Thailand and Laos
Please feel free to leave comments or messages, I'll try to respond as frequently as possible!!... full info