Rotten Rotorua March 8th 2006 This place is amazing. Steam coming out of the ground all over the place and a constant smell of rotten eggs. Mmmm... This is due to the geo-thermal activity prevalent in the area, and is nothing to do with me having a bit of trouble...
I went to a traditional Maori concert in a reconstructed village and was most impressed with the warriors' Hakas. The Maori women's poi were pretty impressive too ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua 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 have been working non-stop since leaving university and last February I felt I had got to the point where I could buy a house and settle down or I could travel the world and mix-it-up globally...it was a tough decision.
While I have travelled quite a bit with my job and on holiday (Europe and the US), I felt I had never really got out there and seen stuff. Consequently, I am taking a 6-month sabbatical from work, starting in Jan 2006, and will be travelling to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador (and fingers crossed, the Galapagos Islands).... full info