Last Blog from Tokyo January 29th 2009 Last Blog from Tokyo.
Monday 26 January last day in Tokyo. Took taxi and had a trip to the Imperial Palace. Sadly Palace gardens not open on Mondays!! However walked around outside gardens which were filled with trees constantly being pruned - topiary on a huge scale! - beautiful. Walked up to Nijubashi Bridge - acres of space and very peaceful - incredible city. Took train back to Hamamats ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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