Windy... very windy. November 7th 2008 So, the plan for Taupo was to go skydiving. It didnt happen. 😞 My cold went away in time and the sky was clear...kinda, so all seemed good. We went to down to reception of our hostel, wich was really good by the way - Tiki lodge, and she phoned up the company. The verdict was that it was too windy at the minute but that they wouldt know about the afternoon until later. So we waited. and wai ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo 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
The thing I love most about travelling is that it forces you to live in the moment. You never really think more than a few days ahead, if that. It's about what you're doing now. How do we get there? Where does that go? I wonder what that's like. And it gives you an incredible feeling of freedom. At home, we bog ourselves down with worries and plans that keep us focused on what will happen in the future. But when travelling, all that stuff doesn't matter. You deal with it when it happens.
In 2008/09 I went backpacking round the world. Well, some of it. I'm... full info