Onward and upward - The Coromandel Pennisula November 25th 2007 After spending 3 fun days in Rotorua (I HIGHLY recommend the Rotorua Museum of Art and History), our 2 families decided to explore a bit further north, taking the road up past Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty and up into the Coromandel Pennisula along the Pacific Coast Highway (which must be the OTHER Pacific Coast Highway because everybody knows that the original PCH goes down US-101 from Washingto ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel » Hahei 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
Being an account of the Trautman's year in Antigua, Guatemala
Early in our marriage, my husband Steve and I made a decision to "one day" take a year off and learn a new language in an interesting country with our kids. Fast forward to August 2007 and here we are living for almost one year in Antigua, Guatemala. (You can also look at Lucas' blog for his thoughts)
Here is what we know so far:
1. Guatemalan people are some of the warmest and kindest people we have ever met.
2. Guatemala is much, much more beautifu... full info