From sea to mountains in the sunny south November 15th 2008 I was sad to leave Wellington. It was nice spending time in a home instead of a hostel, but times-a-wastin' and we moved on. Early rise on wednesday to catch the interislander ferry to Picton. It was quite a gloomy morning but the weather cleared as we left the harbour. We went through Queen Charlotte Sound as we came into Picton...thats what the big photo at the top is. I worked out how to use pa ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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