Bye, bye New Zealand December 11th 2008 Arriving in christchurch a few days earlier than planned, we went for a hostel near the centre of the city, just off cathedral square. We should have realised it would be bad when we saw the sign stating the fact that they needing 48hrs notice for cancelations. we booked a few nights. Within a couple of hours we decided we didn't like it and cancelled some of our nights, (which took ages because d ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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