Eaten Alive :( December 1st 2008 I would like to take this time to tell you how much i hate sand flies. They seem to like me, they seem to like me a lot. Especially my right foot, though the amount on unbiten space is quickly vanishing, so they are moving on to my other foot, arms, legs, etc. Insect repellent is useless. (Joe - i was told that citronella does nothing either, by a girl in our dorm who had already tried that) Anyw ... 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