A day sightseeing around Auckland November 17th 2008 Sunday 26th October,2008
Woke to rain. After breakfast Mary and Edward picked us up and drove across the Harbour Bridge to the charming seaside village of Devonport. A lovely unique village atmosphere with speciality shops, galleries and cafes. After a wander around, we drove up to Mt Wellington - very windy - for some spectacular views and then to a lovely restaurant - McHughes - right on the b ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Devonport 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 am a "young" traveller from just outside of Canberra, the capital of Australia and have just recently retired. For the past several years I wanted to do some volunteer work in orphanages in Vietnam and this "dream" came true for me in 2006 and I returned again in 2007 to Vietnam and Thailand. It was a very rewarding and enriching time of my life. I enjoy travelling and have been to Fiji, China twice, New Zealand three times, some parts of America, Cambodia and Laos.
Hoped I could do some more volunteering work but would you believe another two accidents so 2011 and 2012 have been very cha... full info